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56 STAT.] GREAT BRITAIN AND IRAN-FOOD SUPPLY-DEC. 4, 1942 1835 Agreement between the United States of America, the United Kingdom of December 4,1942 Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Iran respectingfood supply [E. A. S. 292 for Iran. Signed at Tehran December 4, 1942. FOOD AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE IMPERIAL IRANIAN GOVERNMENT The Government of the United States, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Imperial Iranian Government: Considering that the responsibility of feeding the people of Iran rests primarily on the Imperial Iranian Government, but that it is desirable, inasmuch as war conditions may bring economic distress to the people of Iran and inasmuch as it is the general policy of the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom to safe- guard the economic existence of the peoples of the Middle East against such distress, to take all possible steps to ensure the supply of cereals (wheat together with barley, rice and other adulterants) for the bread supply of the people of Iran until the gathering of the harvest in 1943, and Having regard to the undertaking given by the Imperial Iranian Government to carry out:- (a) All measures recommended by the United States Adviser to the Ministry of Food, including measures to prevent hoarding and the introduction of rationing of foodstuffs, and (b) All recommendations of the Road Transport Committee which are certified to be essential for the regulation of the means of road transport in Iran by the majority vote of the following three members of that Committee, namely, the Chairman appointed by the Imperial Iranian Government, and the members designated by the United States and British Ministers at Tehran respectively, Have agreed as follows: ARTICLE I. If the Iranian Minister of Food, with the concurrence of the United upplies of ceeals. States Adviser, and the United States and British Ministers at Tehran decide, by a majority vote, that they are satisfied that all practicable