VKP(B) CC DECREE, 'CONCERNING INSTRUCTIONS TO CDE. SADCHIKOV, THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN IRAN, IN CONNECTION WITH THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT'S OFFER TO SELL THE SOVIET UNION OIL'
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get citationInstructions to Soviet representatives in Iran, informing them that they are to show interest in Iranian offers of oil, but ask for specific proposals and note problems with the Soviet oil tanker fleet. Also notes that they emphasize that this issue is tied to that of Soviet-Iranian financial negotiations, and that any problems in this area are not the fault of the Soviet Union."VKP(b) CC Decree, 'Concerning Instructions to Cde. Sadchikov, the Soviet Ambassador in Iran, in Connection with the Iranian Government's Offer to Sell the Soviet Union Oil'," April, 1952, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI, f. 82, op. 2, d. 1219, l. 98. Obtained by Jamil Hasanli and translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119164
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VKP(b) CC DECREE
concerning instructions to Cde. Sadchikov, the Soviet Ambassador in Iran, in connection with the Iranian government's offer to sell the Soviet Union oil.
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[Translator's note: undated but April 1952 from context]
TO THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR
219. First. If Minister of Foreign Affairs Kazemi raises the question with you of the sail of oil and petroleum products to the Soviet Union you should give him an answer similar to the answer which you gave Kashani in accordance with our instructions in telegram Nº 106 of 23 March, stating that we sympathize with the position in which Iran finds itself at the present time and are ready to buy Iranian oil, but we would like to receive specific proposals: what kind of oil is meant: crude or refined into petroleum products and into exactly which, etc. Also say that we are experiencing difficulties with the oil tanker fleet.
Regarding the issue of financial aid you should be guided by the instructions previously given (telegram Nº 74 of 9 March), explaining that this issue is connected with the settlement of mutual financial claims and that everything possible has been done by the Soviet side to come to agreement with the Iranian side on this issue. If there has been no agreement by now, it is not through the fault of the Soviet side.
Second. If Kazemi also touches on the issue of assurances from our side that the purchase of Iranian oil will not be used for interference in the internal affairs of Iran then you should [inserted by hand: categorically] decline to discuss this issue, stating that the suggestion of such assurances is absolutely unfounded.