§ 3. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any steps and, if so, of what nature, have been taken by his Department to give effect to the desire of the Persian authorities that Persia should henceforward be known officially as Iran?
§ Sir J. SIMON
On the 25th December last the Persian Ministery for Foreign Affairs addressed a circular memorandum to the Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Tehran requesting that the terms "Iran" and "Iranian" might be used in official correspondence and conversation as from the 21st March next instead, of the words "Persia" and "Persian" hitherto in current use. His Majesty's Minister in Tehran has been instructed to accede to this request.