Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Biography
Shah of Iran, 1941-1979

The Mossadegh Project     
[Updated March 7, 2018]                                                                     


Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (October 26, 1919 - July 27, 1980) was the last Shah of Iran. After a nearly four decade reign, he was driven out of his country by the Iranian revolution in 1979. In 1980, while in exile, he died of cancer in Cairo, Egypt.

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LOST IN IRAQ: The Shah’s Baghdad Sojourn
LOST IN IRAQ: The Shah's Baghdad Sojourn | Aug. 16, 1953

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1956 letters between Shah of Iran and President Dwight D. Eisenhower

After Razmara’s Death, CIA Probes “The Current Crisis In Iran”
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Campaign To Install Pro-Western Government In Iran
Campaign To Install Pro-Western Government In Iran | CIA document, March 1954


Shah of Iran: Women Are Inferior, "Have Produced Nothing Great"
The Shah of Iran’s Shocking Views on Women Revealed



Phone Conversation between Lyndon B. Johnson and the Shah

May 18, 1965 phone conversation with the U.S. President.


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CIA Drafts Official U.S. Statement To Follow Overthrow of Mossadegh In Iran

Praise God! Shah’s Decrees Obtained, Operation Ajax Is Ready | CIA, Aug. 14, 1953

The Shah’s Meeting With Kermit Roosevelt, Jr. | July 27, 1967



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