Oral History Interview
April 26, May 23 and August 8, 1983
69pp. + summary + biographical note + index
Director of Operations and Member of the Board of Governors of the National Iranian Oil Company, 1960-1979.
Educational background and remembrances of travel to the U.S. for education; recollections of activities of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company; formation of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC); assessment of the merits of the oil contracts entered into by NIOC; on the nationalization of oil and the assassination of Prime Minister Razmara; technical concerns surrounding the nationalization issue; natural gas agreement with the Soviet Union; on NIOC Managing Directors Abdollah Entezam and Manuchehr Eqbal; workings of NIOC; security concerns in oil operations in Iran; policy-making process in the NIOC; on the Shah's interest in NIOC operations; on oil and the Revolution; assessment of industrial planning in Iran in the Pahlavi period; Shah's role in the OPEC and its pricing policy; role of oil in the foreign policy of Iran.