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Arndt, Richard*

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
William Burr
Place
Washington, D.C.
Date
May 9 and 27, and July 25, 1988
Condition
Open
Language
English
Content
179pp. + biographical note + index
Interviewee Details
Cultural Officer at the U.S. Embassy and the Director of the USIA Mission in Iran, 1966-1971; Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia.
Abstract
Impressions of Iran's political and cultural climate in the 1960s; organization and functions of the U.S. Embassy in Iran; recollections of the ambassadorships of Armin Meyer and Douglas MacArthur III; on the debate over arms sales to Iran in the late 1960s; impressions of the Shah and other leading Iranian political and cultural figures; extent of awareness of the U.S. Embassy of the workings of Iranian politics; on cultural relations between Iran and the U.S.; balance-sheet of USIA's operations in Iran; on the state of higher education in Iran during the 1970s; on the Fulbright Program in Iran; on the nature of U.S.-Iranian relations.

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