January 14, 1955
Letter, Soviet Charge d' Affaires in Iran to the Deputy Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 'Account and Translations of the Illegal Publications of the People's Party of Iran'
of Cde. ZORIN
Incoming Nº 916
26 January 1955
Copy Nº 1 VCh
USSR MFA Stamp:
Incoming Nº 315
28 January 1955
"14" January 1955
TO THE DEPUTY USSR MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
to Cde. V. A. ZORIN
We are sending you an account and translations of the following illegal publications of the People's Party of Iran which have come to the Embassy in January 1955.
1. A summary of the 19 December 1954 and 1 January 1955 [issues] of the newspaper "Mardom" (the newspaper was published by printing press)
2. An "open letter from the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran to the Central Committee of the National Resistance Movement regarding the current situation and the pressing need for alliance and solidarity in the ranks of the organizations and anti-colonial elements of Iran to defend the freedom and independence of the country" (published by mimeograph).
3. A supplement to the "Mardom" newspaper, an article "The crimes of Iranian reaction and the deeds of the sons of the Fatherland are becoming clear to the public opinion of Iran and the entire world" (published by mimeograph).
At the same time we are sending you a translation of statements of the CC of the "Iran" Party regarding Iran's receipt of foreign loans (published by mimeograph), and also a translation of a letter which the Embassy received by mail from a certain [Siyamak Piras] about the issue of the situation in the People's party.
NOTE: Unclassified on 37 sheets, to the addressee only.
SOVIET CHARGÉ D' AFFAIRES IN IRAN [signature]
[illegible signatures; title "sector chief 11 March 1955"and V. Shub[nikov] [["to the]] archives 17 March 1955"]
Two copies printed
1 - Cde. Zorin
2 - OBSV
Drafted by Cde. Voronin
Typed by Ustinova
This note describes the contents of the enclosed information, including a summary of various articles published in the newspaper "Mardom" and correspondence between the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran to the Central Committee of the National Resistance Movement. Mardom was a newspaper published by the underground communist Tudeh (People's) Party of Iran.
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