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Exchange of Messages Between the President and the Shah of Iran on the Lar Earthquake Disaster.

April 27, 1960

[Released April 27, 1960. Dated April 25, 1960 ]

Your Imperial Majesty:

I was deeply shocked to hear of the terrible tragedy that has befallen the people of Lar and the surrounding villages. I extend on behalf of the American people our profound sympathy to the victims of this unfortunate catastrophe.

Sincerely,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Note: The Shah of Iran's reply, dated April 26, follows:

The President The White House

Deeply touched by your kind message of sympathy for the victims of the Lar earthquake. I hasten to express sincere thanks for the generous help which your Government is extending to us in this disaster.
MOHAMMAD REZA PAHLAVI

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and the Shah of Iran on the Lar Earthquake Disaster. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234194

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