Oral History Interview
June 22, 1988
96pp. + biographical note + index
Consular and Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, 1949-1952; Director of Iran Desk at U.S. Department of State, 1952-1955.
Early diplomatic career; recollections of U.S. Embassy in Tehran in the 1940s; recollections of Mohammad Mosaddeq and other important Iranian political leaders; impressions of Iranian culture; role of Great Britain in Iran in the 1940s; U.S.-Iranian relations in the 1940s and the 1950s; recollections of the Shah at the time; on the relations between various U.S. ambassadors and the Shah; U.S. and Razmara's premiership; on the assassination of General Razmara; U.S. policy towards the Mosaddeq government and its role in the fall of the Mosaddeq government; relations between Ambassador Grady and Mosaddeq; evolution of U.S.'s position on the events of 1953; on "Operation AJAX"; Iranian politics in the post-1953 period; U.S. policy towards Iran following the fall of Mosaddeq.