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Valiyan, Abdol-Azim

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Ahmad Qoreyshi
Place
Washington, D.C.
Date
April 26 and May 21, 1983
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
33pp. + summary + biographical note + supplementary material + ind
Interviewee Details
Army Intelligence Officer; Minister of Land Reform and Rural Cooperatives, 1967-1974; Governor of Khorasan and Vice-Regent of the Shrine of the Eighth Imam, 1974-1978.
Abstract
Educational background and early career; recollections of intelligence gathering activities and analysis in the military; reminiscences of service under General Riyahi; recollections of activities as the Director of the Land Reform Organization; interaction of various government agencies over the land reform issue; on the implementation of the land reform program; creation of a Land Reform Ministry and management of the land reform program; recollections of the meetings of the High Economic Council; impressions of the Shah and his leadership style; tenure as Governor of Khorasan.

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