The Shah of Iran agrees to starting a Soviet-Iranian oil company using oil from Northern Iran. The letter contains Iran's conditions for this company and the promise that a treaty will soon follow this letter.
April 4, 1946
Message from Ambassador Sadchikov to Prime Minister Qavam About the Joint Oil Company
Letter of Reply of Sadchikov to Qavam About the Joint Oil Company
Tehran 4 March 1946 [Translator’s note: “April” written above “March”]
“Mister Prime Minister, confirming receipt of your letter of 4 April 1946, I have the honor at the present time to announce that in view of the assurances you have given in the name of government of the Shah, the Soviet government expresses its agreement to the creation of a joint Soviet-Iranian Oil Company to explore and exploit the oil fields in northern Iran on the basic conditions enumerated in your letter.”
Sadchikov expresses the Soviet government's interest in exploring a joint oil company using Northern Iranian oil.
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