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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [56 STAT. steps have been taken by the Imperial Iranian Government under their undertakings referred to above, and that nevertheless the supply of cereals within Iran for the bread supply of the people of Iran is insuf- ficient to cover the minimum needs of the population of Iran for the current year ending with the gathering of the 1943 harvest, the Gov- ernments of the United States and of the United Kingdom will take all steps within the full limit of their powers to ensure that supplies of cereals will be brought to Iran from other sources sufficient to make up the deficiency. ARTICLE II. The Imperial Iranian Government are responsible (a) for the distribution of cereals within Iran, (b) for ensuring that a deficiency in one area is met by supplies from another area in Iran when the total supply of cereals within Iran is sufficient for the needs of the population of the country as a whole, and (c) for the distribution to necessitous areas of any supplies brought into Iran from other sources in fulfilment of the under- takings of the other two Governments in Article I above. Recognising that the capacity of the Imperial Iranian Government to discharge its above-mentioned responsibilities is limited by the means of transport at its disposal, the Governments of the United States and of the United Kingdom will take all steps within the full limit of their powers, to ensure that the means of transport at the disposal of the Imperial Iranian Government shall be sufficient, if put to the best possible use, for the proper distribution of these cereals. IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorised to this effect by their respective Governments, have signed the present Agreement and have affixed their seals. DONE at Tehran, this fourth day of December, 1942, in triplicate, in English and in Persian, both texts being equally authentic. On behalf of the Government of the United States of America. [SEAL] Louis G. DREYFUS Jr. Envoy Extraordinaryand Minister Plenipo- tentiary in Iran of the United States of America. On behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. [SEAL] R. W. BULLARD His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiaryin Iran. On behalf of the Imperial Iranian Government. [SEAL] M. SAED Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Imperial IranianGovernment. Responsibility for distribution. Tasport.