October 6, 1943

Will Reduce Strain on U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Roosevelt yesterday stated that Allied forces will be receiving more oil and gasoline from Iran. Plans are underway to increase the flow of these vital resources directly to the United Nations forces on the fighting fronts. This will help reduce the strain placed on American oil producers to supply oil and gasoline to the war effort. Mr. Roosevelt indicated the limiting factor is currently the availability of shipping. The British have long desired to increase oil and gasoline shipments from their colonial holdings, but have been hampered by lack of available shipping.

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