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Interview with Hoveyda, Fereydun

Recollections of childhood; life and education in Beirut; memories of his brother, Amir Abbas Hoveyda; return to Iran and the first impressions of the country; employment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; structure and mode of operation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; as Iran’s ambassador to United Nations; Iran’s role in the settlement of disputes between India and Pakistan, termination of military conflict in Vietnam, and resolution of other international conflicts; on disputes between Iran and Iraq at the U.N.; on Iran’s annexation of Abu Musa and Tunb islands; relations between Iran and China; on the character and leadership style of the Shah.

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