a) A letter [Post-H. Mem. Ex. A] dated 6 April 1975 (which Claimant corrected at the Hearing to 22 April 1975) from MORT to Mr. Kashani acknowledging receipt of a "proposal" from Mr. Kashani; advising him that two of the proposed roads, i.e., Tehran - Qom and Tehran - Gazvin, "are already under construction"; and concluding by asking that "he give us your proposal" for a third, i.e., "Gum - Espahan" road (or "Teheran to North") under stated conditions.
b) A letter [Mem. Ex. H] dated 9 June 1975 from Mr. Kashani to MORT referring to the foregoing letter and "enclos[ing] a draft of a contract for design and construction of toll-road between Gum - Esphahan [which] is submitted for study and approval."
c) A letter [Post-H. Mem. Ex. B] dated 22 June 1975 from MORT to Mr. Kashani acknowledging receipt of the aforementioned proposal for "the Gum - Esphahan toll road"; advising that for the building of a toll road MORT needs "a special permit which has been applied for already"; noting that in any event some drawings for the proposed road are already in hand; suggesting that supplementary design of that road would be desirable; and posing a question about potential financing.
d) A letter [Mem. Ex. I and K] dated 23 June 1975 from Mr. Kashani to MORT referring to the foregoing letter of 22 June 1975; expressing thanks for that letter's approval, "with some exceptions, [of] our proposal to design, build, supervise, manage and finance, by sale of bond, the Toll-Road between Gum-Sphahan"; requesting access to the already existing plans; and asking authorization "to evaluate these plans and design the preliminary road maps and calculate the preliminary cost and trafic fllow [sic] and other factors in order to give you the cost of bond and its repay[m]ent plan..."
a) A strictly internal letter [Post-H. Mem. Ex. C] from Mr. Kashani to Mr. Spalding dated 21 March 1976 stating that "[w]e shall have the egnineering [sic] of either Gum-Arak-Andimeshk-Bandar Shahpoor... or Gum-Espahan-Shraz Bandar Abbas [sic]" and that "[i]f we are awarded the contract on either one" certain results will follow; notifying him of a meeting in Tehran "to negotiate final terms" for which "we should be prepared completely..."; requesting that Mr. Spalding bring "all necessary documents for qualification as consulting engineers" and "to be approved as first class engineering firm", as well as other "documents [which] are needed for approval"; and noting the need for a certain authorization "to negotiate."
b) A two-page "contract" [Post-H. Mem. Ex. D] (with a handwritten notation "July, 1976") pertaining to construction of the "Arak-Andimesh road". Although Claimant alleges that this contract was signed the copy submitted to the Tribunal is not executed. Moreover, the last paragraph of this document states that "[t]his agreement shall be binding after the approval of Ministry of Budget and Ministry of Economics affair [sic] has approved the same...."
c) A letter [Post-H. Mem. Ex. E] dated 17 November 1976 from MORT to Claimant referring "to our negotiation with you about the contruction [sic] of a Toll-Road in Iran" (which is not identified); stating the conditions on which the Ministry would be willing to proceed; advising that the Iranian Government "will be pleased to award contract to you" if Claimant is willing to proceed under "the above conditions"; and concluding with a request that Claimant "notify us in writing for the negotiation of the contract."
d) A letter [Post-H. Mem. Ex. F] dated 20 November 1976 from Claimant to MORT referring to the foregoing letter; stating that "we are prepared to conclude a contract" while reiterating the need for a specific Iranian Government guarantee; and requesting to be informed "about the time and place of a meeting which should be held with the officials for conclusion of a contract."
e) A letter [Mem. Ex. V] dated 28 December 1976 from MORT to Claimant acknowledging receipt via correspondence dated 26 December 1976 of "a contract" which "we shall study... and approve" before sending it on to "the Plan Organization and Ministry of Finance and Economics for their approval also." It appears from a statement of Mr. Kashani that the contract enclosed was indeed a complete draft contract to finance, engineer, construct and maintain the "Arak-Andimeshk" motorway, and collect tolls on it [Post-H. Mem Ex. G]. Claimant expressly concedes, however, that such contract never was executed.
f) A letter [Mem. Ex. W] dated 8 February 1977 from MORT to the "Minister of Economics and Finance" forwarding a further "proposal" of Claimant (apparently dated 7 February 1977 and presently unavailable to Claimant) relating to the "Arak-Andimeshk section," and asking that "[i]f the proposal is acceptable" MORT be informed "in order to proceed".
g) A letter [Post-H. Mem. Ex. H] dated 15 February 1977 from Claimant to MORT referring also to its 7 February 1977 proposal; confirming that it has "submitted, for your study and approval,... [a] contract for... toll-road between Arak-Andimeshk"; discussing alternative proposals for financing such road; and concluding by "[t]rusting that one of our proposals... will meet with your approval...."
h) A letter [Mem. Ex. U] dated 22 July 1977 from MORT to "Minister of Economics and Finance" enclosing a copy of a purported agreement "entered between" MORT and Claimant "which shall be binding after the approval of that Ministry and Plan Organization" and requesting the addressee to "ratify the same in order to conclude the final and detail agreement with regards to the construction of the super highway."