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Irwin, John*

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
William Burr
Place
New York
Date
April 23, 1987 and April 7, 1988
Condition
Open
Language
English
Content
51pp. + biographical note + index
Interviewee Details
Assistant Secretary of Defense and Under-Secretary of State in the Eisenhower Administration, 1958-1960.
Abstract
The Eisenhower administration's policy towards Iran; geopolitical concerns of the Eisenhower administration; on the strategic foundation and working of CENTO; beginnings of Iran's security arrangements with the U.S.; U.S. policy towards Iran during the Eisenhower administration; relations between the administration and the Shah; assessment of U.S. policy on Iran in the 1950s; on OPEC and Iran's role in the rise in the price of oil; U.S. policy towards Iran during the Nixon administration.

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