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IRAN-RECIPROCAL TRADE-APR. 8 , 1943 "DEPAIrrMENT OF STATE "WASHINGTON "Apil 8, 1943. "Snm: "I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of today's date and to confirm the statement therein set forth concerning the general policy of the Government of the United States with respect to the importation of opium. "My Government is deeply interested in measures designed to suppress the illicit international traffic in opium. It is, therefore, gratifying to learn that it is the intention of your Government to establish at an early date any additional regulations which may be necessary to confine the trade in opium produced in Iran to legitimate international channels, including a system of import permits and ex- port authorizations at least equivalent to that described in the Geneva drug convention of 1925. "Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. "CoRDEU. HULL "Secretary of State of the United States of America. "The Honorable MOHAMMED SHAYESTEH, Envoy Extraordinaryand Minister Plenipotentiaryof Iran." 58 STAT.] 1353