The year 1951 A.D.

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January, 5, 1951 A.D.:
Shah Endorses Nationalization Of Oil


On May, 1, 1951 Shah reluctantly signed the law revoking Anglo-Iranian Concession and establishing the National Iranian Oil Company. The law had been approved by Majlis on Apr, 28, 1951 and Dr. Mosaddegh was elected as Prime Minister.After assassination of Prime Minister Razmara by Fada'iyan-e Islam... Read Full Article:


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January, 25, 1951 A.D.:
Vosooghoddoleh Dies


Hossein Vosoogh or Vosooghoddoleh was the elder brother of Ghavamossaltaneh who became representative of Tehran for the first term of parliament in 1906. He later became minister of justice, then minister of foreign affairs before being appointed prime minister by Ahmad Shah. After resignation in Ma... Read Full Article:


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February, 12, 1951 A.D.:
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Marries Sorayya


Mohammad Reza Shah made his second marriage at the age of 32 with an 18 year old girl named Sorayya Esfandiari. Sorayya was born on June, 22, 1932 from an Iranian father and a German mother in Isfahan. Her entrance to the royal family coincided with Nationalization of Oil and a coup d'état after wh... Read Full Article:


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March, 3, 1951 A.D.:
Demonstrations For Nationalization Of Oil


Mounting protests against an unfair deal that gave Britain all rights over Iranian oil reserves led to street demonstrations on March, 3, 1950 and public gatherings of all groups of people including religious, national, and even communist movements were asking for Nationalization of Oil. On the same... Read Full Article:


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March, 7, 1951 A.D.:
PM Razmara Assassinated


Prime Minister Haj Ali Razmara came closer than any other politician to ratifying the Supplemental Oil Agreement between Iran and the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC). The Supplemental Agreement drew the ire of most Iranians and Majlis.The new draft provided far less favorable terms compared to the ... Read Full Article:


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March, 20, 1951 A.D.:
Nationalization Of Oil Day


The Nationalization of Oil which passed as a law at the Iranian Parliament on March, 15, 1951 was later ratified by the Iranian Senate on March, 20, 1951 and Prime Minister Hossein Ala presented it to the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on May, 1st.The first organized struggle against the British plunde... Read Full Article:


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April, 28, 1951 A.D.:
Iranian Oil Industry Nationalized By Law


After half a century of exploitation of Iran's wealth, the parliament passed the bill that nationalized Iran's oil industry. After Mansour's cabinet unexpectedly resigned on June, 26, 1950, General Razmara formed his own cabinet. The regime was trying to impose an atmosphere of fear and pressure, bu... Read Full Article:


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June, 20, 1951 A.D.:
Iranian Flag Waving On Abadan Refinery


In July, 1951, Mosaddegh sent a committee of five (including four National Front deputies) created by Majlis to Khuzestan to take over the oil installations and implement the nationalization law.Iranians struggled hard to put an end to the infamous D'Arcy agreement that gave the British exclusive ri... Read Full Article:


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July, 15, 1951 A.D.:
US Mediation Between Iran-Britain


(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - A US diplomat named W. Averell Harriman arrived in Tehran on July, 15 1951 to mediate between Iran and Britain in the wake of the Iranian Nationalization of Oil Industry and negotiate an end to the Iran-Britain crisis. Harriman was a high-ranking and experie... Read Full Article:


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August, 22, 1951 A.D.:
Britain Imposes Economic Sanctions on Iran


(Werzit) - Iranians, under their national leader Dr. Mosaddegh were determined to end a long-term British robbery that had been institutionalized after the occupation of the country in 1943. The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) was practically stealing Iran's natural resources for free.After the fin... Read Full Article:


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October, 1, 1951 A.D.:
UK Files Complaint Against Iran


The UNSC receives a complaint filed by the UK against Iran after a brief meeting. Britain was using every possible means to counter a the nationalization of petroleum industry in Iran, a movement that could mark the end of colonial era in Iran. The Iranian government called this action outside of th... Read Full Article:

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