The New US Documents on Iran
A lecture by:
Ervand Abrahamian, City University New York
The State Department has recently released 375 documents (totaling near 1000 pages) on the Mossadeq period (1951-53) in its annual series entitled ‘Foreign Relations of the United States’ (FRUS) – after a thirty-three year delay beyond the normal thirty-year rule for releasing government documents. The talk will analyze why these documents were deemed too sensitive to publish earlier as well as explore what new they tell us about US-Iran relations and internal Iranian politics.