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Bakhtiyar, Aqa Khan

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Shusha Assar Guppy
Place
London
Date
December 1985
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
71pp. + summary + biographical note + index
Interviewee Details
Majles Deputy, 1940-1944; President of the Agriculture and Mortgage Banks, 1953-1955; Minister of Labor, 1957-1958; Member of the Board of Governors of the National Iranian Oil Company, 1974-1979.
Abstract
Reminiscences of childhood; life in the Bakhtiyari tribe; relations between the Bakhtiyaris, the central government and the oil interests in Khuzestan; on the events of 1963-64; on the Entezam brothers, Hosein Ala, Hasan Ali Mansur and Amir Abbas Hoveyda; on the Shah's persona and his leadership style; on the economic and political conditions of the tribal populations of Iran; on the meeting between President Kennedy and General Teymur Bakhtiyar; reasons for General Bakhtiyar's dismissal and his later activities outside Iran; on legislations in labor related issues; on the National Iranian Oil Company.

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