Oral History Interview
Shusha Assar (Guppy)
April 9 and 10, 1986
Restricted in use
71pp. + biographical note + index
Director of Prime Minister Hoveyda's Office, 1965-1970; Advisor to Princess Ashraf, 1970-1976; Ambassador to Great Britain, 1976-1979.
Recollections of childhood and early career; reminiscences of employment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; on the working of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Abbas Aram as Minister of Foreign Affairs; on Prime Minister Hoveyda and his personal traits; relations between the Shah and Hoveyda; Hoveyda's views on political change in Iran; recollections of Princess Ashraf; on Princess Ashraf's trip to China and early contacts between Tehran and Beijing; on Anglo-Iranian relations in the late-1970s; on the Shah's sensitivity to British criticism; on the roots of the Revolution of 1978-79.