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Hoveyda, Fereydun

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Mahnaz Afkhami
Place
New York
Date
June 20, 1988 and May 5, 1989
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
Interviewee Details
Artist, Film Critic, Novelist and Diplomat; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for International and Economic Affairs, 1965-1971; Ambassador to the United Nations, 1971-1979.
Abstract
Recollections of childhood; life and education in Beirut; memories of his brother, Amir Abbas Hoveyda; return to Iran and the first impressions of the country; employment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; structure and mode of operation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; as Iran's ambassador to United Nations; Iran's role in the settlement of disputes between India and Pakistan, termination of military conflict in Vietnam, and resolution of other international conflicts; on disputes between Iran and Iraq at the U.N.; on Iran's annexation of Abu Musa and Tunb islands; relations between Iran and China; on the character and leadership style of the Shah.

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