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Ministry of the Interior,

Provincial Governor General of Second Province

[Date; 4/1326- (June/July 1947)]

[Number; 13672]


Telegram from Tehran to Sari

The Honourable Mr. Sami’i, the respectable Governor General of Second Province


Consequent to safeguarding the production [rates] of the factories in the North and their growth, issues that have been at the centre of attention of the honourable Ashraf[1], Mr Prime Minister, and, if the security of the factories is increased by the same measure, the Bank can [have a positive] effect on the economy especially by a reduction in prices. Unfortunately reports are being received that sabotage has started in the technical sections of the factories and there have been [incidents of] provocation by influential personalities, trouble makers and profit seeking individuals. This is despite the Bank sending its best and most trusted officers to the North. It is a matter of grievance for me, that the government’s police force does not pay enough attention to what is best for the future of the county and does not prevent such temptations. It became necessary to bring this to your attention and I request that strict orders be given to stop the activities of Sheikh Jalal, Azamis, Vatandoust and Yazdani. The situation in full has been brought to the attention of the honourable Ashraf, Mr Prime Minister.


13672 [?]The Chief Executive Officer of San‘ati and Ma‘dani Bank of Iran

Salman Asadi


[1][Ashraf means “The Most Noble”, it is the title of Prime Minister Ahmad Ghavam; it was given to him by Iranian shah, Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi]