Sec. Dulles to Anthony Eden
Friendly Messages Re: Iran Oil Consortium Deal

The Mossadegh Project | August 14, 2018                    

Press release 424 dated August 5

Secretary Dulles to Foreign Secretary Eden [Sec. of State John Foster Dulles]

Sec. of State John Foster Dulles On behalf of my Government I wish to express to you my deep appreciation for the part played by the British Government in the successful conclusion of the oil negotiations in Iran. I regard this agreement as a milestone from which point our governments and that of Iran will be able to take further constructive steps to advance our mutual interests in the area.

It is a source of great personal satisfaction to me that a solution has been found to this difficult problem. It augurs well for further close and friendly cooperation of the countries concerned.

Foreign Secretary Eden to Secretary Dulles [Anthony Eden]

British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden I thank you for the message which you addressed to me on behalf of the United States Government in connection with the conclusion of the oil negotiations in Persia. Her Majesty’s Government also believe that this agreement will lead to a renewal of friendly cooperation with Persia to the great advantage of all concerned. Allow me to thank you for the generous help which the United States Government have given in the negotiations, and, in particular, for the unfailing cooperation of Mr. Henderson, the United States Ambassador in Tehran. [Loy W. Henderson]

• Source:
The Department of State Bulletin
Vol. XXXI, No. 790 • Publication 5564
August 16, 1954

Divvying Up the Loot: The Iran Oil Consortium Agreement of 1954
Divvying Up the Loot: The Iran Oil Consortium Agreement of 1954


Related links:

Herbert Hoover, Jr. to Foreign Minister Entezam on Iran Oil Consortium | Oct. 28, 1954

Iranian Reactions To Oil Consortium Proposals | CIA (April 28, 1954)

Letters Between the Shah of Iran and Pres. Eisenhower | Nov-Dec. 1956

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