MacArthur, Douglas II*
Oral History Interview
May 29, 1985
64pp. + biographical note + index
U.S. Ambassador to Iran, 1969-1973.
Views on the Shah; relations between Iran and the U.S. in the early 1970s; on Iran's procurement of military arms and equipment from the U.S.; on military relations and contact between Iran and the U.S.; U.S. policy towards Iran during the Nixon administration; assessment of the Iranian economy in the early 1970s; recollection of an attempt by the Fada'iyan-e Khalq guerillas to kidnap him; rise in the price of oil and its effect on U.S.-Iranian relations; on the role of the National Front in the politics of the early 1970s; on Iran's exertion of power in the Persian Gulf in the 1970s; Iran's regional policy.