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THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
DEC 1 1978
This is to thank you for the hospitality extended to me and my party by you and your government last week. The discussions with you gave us a better understanding of the problems facing you.
I have reported to the President on our discussions and he has asked that I reaffirm to you the importance of extreme moderation in the forthcoming OPEC meeting. Such moderation in the setting of petroleum prices is crucial for the health of the world economy and for the President's efforts to combat inflation and to correct the unwarranted decline in the dollar.
I look forward to the opportunity for seeing you again.
With sincere best wishes,
(signed) W. M. Blumenthal
W. Michael Blumenthal
Prim Minister of Iran