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Interview with Raji, Parviz

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.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6


Parviz-Raji- pdf


71pp. + biographical note + index

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