The year 1971 A.D.

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February, 2, 1971 A.D.:
The Ramsar Convention On Wetlands

Iran hosted representatives from 18 industrial countries who gathered in Ramsar to prepare the first comprehensive treaty regarding wetlands. The convention on wetlands, signed in Ramsar, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation fo... Read Full Article:


February, 8, 1971 A.D.:
Anti-Shah Rebels Clash In Siahkal

Clashes in Siahkal marked the first of several encounters between the Pahlavi regime and armed rebels. The rebels were groups of students with extremist Marxist views who merged into the Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas aka CFK guerilla army which used dense jungles of Gilan as thei... Read Full Article:


February, 25, 1971 A.D.:
Iran Leads Oil Price Rise

Jamshid Amouzegar, finance minister of Mohammad Reza Shah received a a first class Taj medal as a reward for leading the six oil-producing nations of the Persian Gulf: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Qatar in wresting an increase in payments from 23 international oil companies, 20 of... Read Full Article:


March, 17, 1971 A.D.:
17 Pahlavi Dissidents executed

The Siahkal Uprising was a guerrilla operation against Pahlavi regime organized by Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas that happened near Siahkal town in Gilan on February 8, 1971, widely viewed as the turning point in the leftist armed struggle against the Iranian dictator Mohammad Re... Read Full Article:


April, 7, 1971 A.D.:
General Farsio Assassinated

Following the Siahkal incident 13 members of the Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas were executed by firing squad. The Siahkal Uprising had caught the Pahlavi Regime by surprise and posters were distributed with a bounty of 100,000 Tomans (~15,000$) for each of 9 OIPFG members, this i... Read Full Article:


August, 14, 1971 A.D.:
Bahrain Declares Independence

Bahrain, the 14th province of Iran declares it's independence from mainland. Bahrain had been a part of Iran since the Achaemenid empire. After the fall of the Sassanid dynasty in the 7th century, Arab migration to the region accelerated. During the Deylamian dynasty, Bahrain was under the Fars gove... Read Full Article:


October, 12, 1971 A.D.:
2500 Years Celebrations Ceremony

With a speech by Mohammad Reza Shah in front of Pasargadae, 2500 Years Celebrations began. Top officials from more than 100 nations attended the luxurious ceremonies that depicted Iran's glorious civilization but backfired as it drew ire between Iranians that saw it as a sign of Shah's personal ambi... Read Full Article:


November, 30, 1971 A.D.:
Iran Takes Back Her Islands

Iranian forces seized control of Greater and Lesser Tunb Islands in the Persian Gulf. Since then, Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa Islands have been administered under the province of Hormozgan. Reference to the Greater Tunb as a Persian island is found in the12th century Farsnameh of Balkhi. ... Read Full Article:

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