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Interview with Arndt, Richard*

Impressions of Iran’s political and cultural climate in the 1960s; organization and functions of the U.S. Embassy in Iran; recollections of the ambassadorships of Armin Meyer and Douglas MacArthur III; on the debate over arms sales to Iran in the late 1960s; impressions of the Shah and other leading Iranian political and cultural figures; extent of awareness of the U.S. Embassy of the workings of Iranian politics; on cultural relations between Iran and the U.S.; balance-sheet of USIA’s operations in Iran; on the state of higher education in Iran during the 1970s; on the Fulbright Program in Iran; on the nature of U.S.-Iranian relations.

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Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7


Richard-Ardnt-Apt-I.pdf Richard-Ardnt-Bpt-II.pdf Richard-Ardnt-Cpt-III.pdf Richard-Ardnt-Ept-V.pdf Richard-Ardnt-Dpt-IV.pdf Richard-Ardnt-Fpt-VI.pdf


179pp. + biographical note + index

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