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US Policy on Arm Sales to Iran: Nixon’s Administration
Friday, January 13, 2012

After meeting with Soviet leaders in Moscow, then U.S. president Richard Nixon, along with National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger arrived in Tehran, May 31, 1972 and met with the Shah and friendly negotiations were conducted. Evidence proved the unprecedented expansion of friendly relations between the Shah and the United States.

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Occupation of Iran
Sunday, November 20, 2011

At the Dawn of the twenty-second day of June 1941, the German Army opened its heavy fire to Russian plains alongside a front extending from Baltics to the Black sea. The German attack to the Soviet Union turned Iran to a link between England and Russia. The Iranian government was in a delicate situation; it tried to maintain the policy of neutrality, which it had taken with the start of World War II.

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Tobacco Sanctions
Monday, October 31, 2011

Accordingly on 9th March 1891, Iran’s Tobacco concession was granted to Talbot and his partners for fifty years. ... According to the contract: " A permission for any sale and trading of tobacco and smoking ... “ this is the exclusive right of the owners of this monopoly and no one except the owners of these patents have the right to issue such permission."

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