HC Deb 20 March 1946 vol 420 c1859
40. Mr. Chamberlain

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the approximate number of additional Soviet troops that have recently entered North Persia in contravention of the Tripartite Treaty to which this country is a party.

Mr. Bevin

I am not in a position to give the information asked for.

Mr. Chamberlain

In view of the gravity of this matter, will my right hon. Friend make it his business to obtain the information, so that it can be either dismissed or confirmed?

Mr. Bevin

It has now gone to the Security Council, and I think it ought to be left there for investigation.

Mr. Gallacher

Is it not the case that very wild exaggerations are being published in the Press?

Mr. Bevin

The hon. Gentleman's source of information is better than mine; I do not know.