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WW2 - The Anglo-Soviet Invasion Of Iran And Washington-Tehran Relations

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posted on May, 7 2005 @ 07:19 PM
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I really don't have anything to add to the article, I just thought it was a very interesting read and I wasn't aware of a lot of what they spoke about.

It explains the Soviet support for Iranian separatists and how the US stepped in, affirming Iran's right to sovereignty.



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On the eve of World War II, many Iranians contrasted the United States with Great Britain and the Soviet Union, seeing it as the one international actor that could help Iran gain control of its future. Moreover, the American role in forcing Soviet invaders to leave Iranian Azerbaijan after the war reinforced this positive image. Using information from U.S. State Department documents that were published in the "Foreign Relations of the United States" series, books and articles by participants, and several scholarly works, this article describes events 60 years ago that seemed to portend a different path for U.S.-Iran relations.




 
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