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Interview with Lenczowski, George

Recollections of first experiences with Iran during WWII; reminiscences of visits to Iran; on Iran’s political elite; impressions of the Shah in the 1950s; relations between Ambassador Grady and the Shah; on Iran’s foreign policy and differences in the approaches of the Shah, Mosaddeq and Khomeini to it; on the White Revolution; Ambassador MacArthur’s tenure of office in Tehran; relations between the Shah and the various American presidents; Shah’s relations with other regional powers; on the political fortunes of the National Front; recollections of his interview with Mosaddeq; Shah and Iran’s oil policy; Shah’s understanding of the political forces at work in Washington.

Part 1

Part 2


George-Leneczowski- pdf


43pp. + biographical note + index

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