Mossadegh Media Archive
Articles, Editorials, Wire Reports, Newsreels

The Mossadegh Project      
[Updated March 23, 2017]


“Mossadegh—the man who first brought democracy to Persia’s villages and who strived to get a constitutional monarchy—became overnight at the hands of our press a clown, a demagogue, a neo-communist.” Supreme Court Jst. William O. Douglas


Compiled, transcribed and introduced by Arash Norouzi



Newsreels and Video Archive




Wire News Services

The Associated Press (AP)

March 4, 1946 — Iranian Raps Red Policy — Treaty Violation Cited By Deputy

April 28, 1951 — Mossadegh Urged As New Premier By Iranian House

April 30, 1951 — Mossadegh Takes Over as New Iranian Premier

May 8, 1951 — Iran Communists Demand Premier Lift Party Ban

July 7, 1951 — Iran Closes Down Israel Consulate

October 22, 1951 — Mossadegh Cites Quest of Liberty

October 22, 1951 — Profits Not Motive, Says Mossadegh

November 4, 1951 — Red Plot in Iran Is Told

November 14, 1951 — Iran Premier Tells Why Talks Failed

November 23, 1951 — Mossadegh Back In Iran, Hailed as Returning Hero

December 16, 1951 — Texas Oil Men Cite Mossadegh

December 16, 1951 — Iran Sitdown Strike Is On

January 3, 1952 — Polish Government Bids For Iranian Oil

April 25, 1952 — U.S. Is Reported Ready to Resume Arms Aid to Iran

May 18, 1952 — Big Iran Paper Hits Mossadegh

August 14, 1952 — Iran’s Landlords Ordered To Share With Peasants

January 12, 1953 — Douglas Says U.S. Should Aid Iranian Land Reform

March 3, 1953 — Breakdown of Iran Oil Talks Stirred Riots Against Mossy

April 23, 1953 — Former Point 4 Aide Among Trio Held in Tehran

June 19, 1953 — Mossadegh Backers Bar Iranian Reds

August 8, 1953 — Charges Ike Meddles In Iranian Affairs

August 19, 1953 — Schwarzkopf Denies Part In Iranian Revolt

October 4, 1953 — Mossadegh Charged With Attempt To End Monarchy

November 11, 1953 — Mossadegh Denies Authority of Court

November 15, 1953 — Court Martial Rules Itself Legal To Try Mossadegh

November 24, 1953 — Called ‘Infidel’, Mossadegh Twice Heads for Door

April 11, 1954 — Mossadegh Is Called Secret Cookie Nibbler

September 9, 1954 — Oil Pact Insults Iran, Mossadegh Says in Jail

May 23, 1955 — 5 Iran Ex-Officials Face Jail In “White Man’s Hell”

January 22, 1962 — Police in Tehran Club Demonstrators

March 6, 1967 — Mossadegh Gets Quiet Iran Burial

AP Columns

November 15, 1951 — Iran’s Premier Mossadegh Is Begining To Whimper

December 8, 1951 — Iran Brew Begins To Boil Over

August 8, 1952 — Taxing Rich Would Help Save Iran

August 14, 1952 — Rich Men of Iran, Egypt Have Felt Ire Of Population

August 21, 1953 — No Royalist Pledge on Iran Oil Problem

August 24, 1953 — Iran Outlook Uncertain but Trouble Seen for Young Shah

September 18, 1954 — STAMPS In the News



International News Service (INS)

Joseph L. Pearlman Columns

September 12, 1952 — Financial Wizard In Iran

August 18, 1953 — Shah’s Flight Strengthens Hand Of Soviet In Iranian Situation

August 20, 1953 — Crafty Mossadegh Dumped on Heap for Discarded Dictators

August 22, 1953 — British May Be Free Of Foe In Iran But Have Dangerous Kashani To Contend With


Reuters

July 11, 1951 — Israel To Fly Jews From Iran


United Press International (UPI)

October 25, 1951 — Oil Mediation Efforts Will Be Renewed

May 28, 1952 — Iran Nazis At Airport To See Mossadegh Off

August 14, 1952 — ‘Nazis’ Raid Red Offices in Tehran

April 10, 1953 — Shah’s Supporters Clash With Mossadegh Group

July 1, 1953 — Mossadegh Backer Is Chosen Speaker Of Iran Parliament

August 18, 1953 — Reds Shout Demands For Soviet Rule

August 19, 1953 — Fatemi’s Brother Suffers Attack

August 19, 1953 — U.S. Hopes Fall of Mossadegh Will Mean Stable Rule

November 11, 1953 — General Strike Urged By Mossy Adherents

November 29, 1953 — Mossadegh Admits He Sent Anti-Shah Notes To Army

May 5, 1954 — Mossadegh’s Niece to Seek Fame for Family as Artist

October 29, 1957 — 70 Mossadegh Backers Seized

December 8, 1977 — Protestors Say Violence Shows Depth of Hatred Against Shah

December 8, 1978 — Carter ‘hopes’ Shah survives

January 25, 1979 — House panel spreads blame for spook goof

UPI Columns

August 11, 1952 — Iran Is Headed Toward Disaster

August 21, 1953 — Week’s Balance Sheet Between Good and Bad News In Hot and Cold Wars

August 25, 1953 — Commies Beaten To Draw In Iran By Small Margin

February 3, 1954 — Wily Little Terrorist Aims To Overthrow Iran Premier

August 5, 1954 — Days of Glory Appear at End For Mossadegh

October 12, 1955 — Iran’s Shah Deals Hard Blow To Russia

July 31, 1956 — Trying Mossadegh’s Tactics





U.S. Newspapers

The Afro American
Baltimore, Maryland

Letters From Our Readers

October 27, 1951 — Inaction Greatest Power


The Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque, New Mexico

March 29, 1952 — Iran Now Is Suffering

The Bakersfield Californian
Bakersfield, California

August 11, 1952 — Senators Fight Mossadegh

September 19, 1952 — Look, World, No Hands!

October 18, 1952 — Middle East Situation Grave

November 20, 1952 — Iran Is Prime Problem

August 11, 1953 — Reds Move Toward Iran Oil

August 19, 1953 — More Tears for ‘Mossy’ the Lachrymose Premier

The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore, Maryland

October 3, 1951 — Bitter Pill For The British
Confronted with an Iranian ultimatum to clear the oil fields at Abadan of British personnel by tomorrow, Britain is now removing the last of 350 oil technicians from the country. The decision to evacuate completely must have been a hard one for the Labor Government since it is in effect...

November 15, 1951 — Mossadegh’s Immense Audacity
American efforts to mediate the Anglo-Iranian oil dispute have now broken down; and the breakdown emphasizes the extreme audacity of the game which Premier Mossadegh is playing.

July 19, 1952 — Dr. Mossadegh Has Lost His Gamble
The resignation of the Iranian Premier, Dr. Mossadegh, takes place--characteristically--on a point having nothing, or very little, to do with the big question. He wanted to be war minister as well as Premier, but the Shah wouldn’t let him. So he quit.

July 23, 1952 — Government By Hysteria In Iran
Ahmad Qavam, the new Iranian Premier, resigned on Monday afternoon even before he had heen able to form a government. On hearing the news of his resignation the hysterical mobs which had been on the loose all day in Tehran, rushed to the home of his predecessor, Dr. Mossadegh.

August 5, 1952 — The Causes Of Our Unpopularity In Iran
Current events in Iran leave little doubt that at the moment Americans are far from popular there. There are reports that the Iranian upper crust is boycotting official American parties. A member of the Iranian Parliament demands an ouster of all Americans.

August 12, 1952 — A New Switch In Chaotic Iran
The Parliament of Iran, which 48 hours ago was in open rebellion against Premier Mohammed Mossadegh, has suddenly turned around and handed him what amounts to dictatorial power over the country for the next six months. From this distance, the development looks less like a cure...

September 1, 1952 — Dr. Mossadegh’s Continued Recalcitrance
In spurning the Truman-Churchill proposal for a settlement of the Iranian oil problem, Premier Mohammed Mossadegh has shown a consciousness of both strength and weakness: strength in his bargaining position vis-a-vis Britain and the United States; weakness in his need for the full support...

September 20, 1952 — Dr. Mossadegh’s Progress Toward Political Suicide
Dr. Mossadegh, the "strong man" of Iran, now appears to be pursuing a kind of double-jointed policy. On the one hand he is calling in assorted foreign wizards, such as Mr. Alton Jones, the American oil man, and Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, Hitler’s former finance expert. On the other hand, be keeps...

January 8, 1953 — Hope In Iran, And A Word Of Caution
Premier Mossadegh of Iran is an unpredictable man in an explosive situation. He can be reasonable when he chooses to, and unreasonable by choice. In his defense it could be said that during the past year and a half of Iranian chaos he has managed, by desperate maneuver, to remain in control...

July 9, 1953 — Mr. Mossadegh And The Mullah

August 4, 1953 — Iran’s Sickness: An Ominous Outlook
Iran is struggling frenziedly and feverishly in the grip of another crisis. This crisis, like most Iranian crises of the past few years, has its immediate cause in Premier Mossadegh’s desperate efforts to stay in power. He is now attempting to dissolve the Majlis, all that’s left of the...

August 11, 1953 — The Iranian Sky Grows Still Darker
Tehran is delighted with Premier Malenkov’s kindly references to Iran in his Sunday speech to the Supreme Soviet. The delight stems less from Malenkov’s announcement of Soviet-Iranian discussions of border problems, debts and increased trade than from Tehran’s obvious belief that it...

August 21, 1953 — It Looks Good, But We Still Lack The Full Facts
These times are crueler to optimists than to anyone else and there is no point in letting optimism run away with us in evaluating the early reports of a new upset in Iran. The dispatches say that the Mossadegh Government has fallen. They say that Mossadegh himself is a prisoner...

August 25, 1953 — Iran’s Empty Till, And How To Fill It
The Shah of Iran, back on his throne, has taken a look at the country’s public till and found it "very empty." Its very emptiness cannot have surprised the Shah, nor does it surprise the rest of the world. Nor is the rest of the world exactly amazed at the Shah’s request for immediate...

September 4, 1953 — The Tune Begins To Change In Iran
Dr. Mossadegh’s standard of seeking financial aid from country was to threaten that if aid were not forthcoming his country would probably go Communist. President Eisenhower gave that sort of polite blackmail the treatment it deserved. Iran did come perilously...

July 6, 1954 — Iranian Oil: Three Little Words
Iran has been quiet now for some months; but it is not stable. It cannot become stable until it begins once more to produce and market its big source of wealth, oil

August 6, 1954 — American Diplomacy Guided The Happy Solution In Iran
Yesterday’s announcement that at long last an agreement has been reached between a consortium of British, American and other allied interests on the one hand and the Government of Iran on the other for the future exploitation of Iran oil marks a return to common sense on...

January 16, 1979 — After the Shah
The presence of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in Iran provided a focal point for the forces of opposition, but his departure will not end the crisis.


The Boston Herald
Boston, Massachusetts

September 2, 1953 — No Room For Haggling

The Bridgeport Post
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Letters to the Editor

September 1, 1973 — Shah Rules Iran With U.S. Weapons

March 16, 1977 — Criticizes Rule Of Shah of Iran


The Cedar Rapids Gazette
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

September 9, 1956 — Nasser Asks For Trouble

June 12, 1980 — Worth listening to

The People’s Forum

September 14, 1956 — Mossadegh’s Ghost


The Charleston Gazette
Charleston, West Virginia

August 4, 1976 — Iran Doesn’t Need Stockpile of Arms

The Chicago Daily Tribune

The Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago Tribune)
Chicago, Illinois

October 1, 1951 — Evenly Matched

December 26, 1951 — Fired On British Orders?

August 2, 1952 — Bread Upon The Waters

August 30, 1952 — Imperialism Thru Point 4

March 4, 1953 — O, Shah!

August 15, 1953 — The Jug’s Still Beneath the Bough

August 22, 1953 — Turnover In Iran

Chicago Tribune News Service

October 6, 1951 — Shah Forced To Exile Sister, Paper Reports

Voice of the People

November 3, 1951 — Mossadegh’s Command of English

July 10, 1953 — He Smells A Dictator

August 10, 1953 — Name Calling


The Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago, Illinois

February 21, 1977 — Iranians Should Worry

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland, Ohio

December 4, 1953 — This Is A Trial?

February 12, 1956 — Some Lights Come On Again

The Clovis News Journal
Clovis, New Mexico

September 9, 1953 — In the Spotlight... (lead editorial)

The Daily Notes
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

September 1, 1951 — Bad Poker In Iran

The Daily Republic
Mitchell, South Dakota

August 28, 1951 — Iranian Crisis Nears The Boiling Point

May 27, 1952 — Iran Works Back Into Western Camp

July 18, 1952 — Mossadegh Makes One More Bad Guess

August 5, 1952 — Should We Call The Election OIL Drew?

August 20, 1953 — Things Looking Up For Iran And the West

The Decatur Herald
Decatur, Illinois

October 11, 1951 — And Now Egypt

November 17, 1951 — Mossadegh Uses Mild Blackmail

The Deseret News / Salt Lake City Telegram
Salt Lake City, Utah

August 20, 1953 — Iran—A Chance For Charity

The Dixon Evening Telegraph
Dixon, Illinois

October 23, 1952 — Mossadegh’s Bad Gamble

The Enterprise
Lynnwood, Washington

December 28, 1977 — As the world turns by Henry Gay (The Gay Blade)

The Eugene Register-Guard
Eugene, Oregon

October 21, 1951 — In Egypt As in Iran—Not Likely

The Fresno Bee
Fresno, California

January 6, 1952 — Man Of The Year Choice Reflects Leadership Need

The Galesburg Register-Mail
Galesburg, Illinois

August 20, 1953 — Another Dictator Ousted

The Galveston Daily News
Galveston, Texas

Letters to the Editor

August 1, 1975 — Iranian Students Protest Against Shah’s Policies


The Holland Evening Sentinel
Holland, Michigan

January 5, 1954 — Nothing Settled

The Independent Record
Helena, Montana

October 11, 1952 — Iran Flirts With Reds Again

The Kingsport Times
Kingsport, Tennessee

March 4, 1953 — Iranian Triangle

August 21, 1953 — Change In Iran

The Lawrence Daily Journal-World
Lawrence, Kansas

November 15, 1951 — Aid For the Near East

December 12, 1951 — More Than Iran Can Chew

December 29, 1951 — More Oil in Middle East


The Lewiston Evening Journal
Lewiston, Maine

August 21, 1953 — Iran’s Counter Revolution

August 24, 1953 — Assistance To Iran

September 5, 1953 — Aid To Iran


The Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles, California

July 30, 1980 — Iran: How the Mess Came About (Kermit Roosevelt)

December 5, 2007 — Prayer rugs, Persian cats and the L.A. Times

The Mason City Globe-Gazette
Mason City, Iowa

August 21, 1953 — Mossadegh’s Troubles

February 15, 1957 — Mossadegh Not Loved by Iranians

The Miami Daily News
Miami, Florida

March 21, 1951 — Iran Could Be Tip-Off Of War

October 12, 1951 — Needs Build Up

October 29, 1951 — Non-Partisan

July 25, 1952 — Puzzle

August 22, 1953 — Familiar Fix

The Militant
New York, New York

March 30, 1964 — Students Protest Lack Of Human Rights in Iran

The Milwaukee Journal
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 9, 1954 — A Step Ahead For Iran

The Milwaukee Sentinel
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 21, 1953 — Revolt in Persia

Crisis In Iran | The Monroe News-Star, August 19, 1953
Iran “Saved for the West”, Wrote Louisiana Paper After 1953 Coup


The Monroe News-Star
Monroe, Louisiana

August 19, 1953 — Crisis In Iran

The New London Day
New London, Connecticut

October 3, 1951 — Breathing Spell

October 10, 1951 — Political Distortion

October 13, 1951 — Oil Troubles

October 25, 1951 — Violent Reaction

The New York Herald Tribune
New York, New York

June 5, 1951 — Wrong Address

August 18, 1953 — Flight of the Shah

The New York Times
New York, New York

June 4, 1951 – The British Offer To Iran

June 8, 1951 – Russia and Iran

June 22, 1951 – Iran and Mexico

June 29, 1951 – Iran To the United States

July 17, 1951 – Flaming Oil in Iran

July 24, 1951 – New Move In Iran

July 29, 1951 – Iran Listens

August 23, 1951 – Black News From Iran

September 25, 1951 – The Iranian Struggle

September 28, 1951 – The Iranian Abyss

September 30, 1951 – In the Iranian Crisis

October 8, 1951 – Tehran To Manhattan

October 16, 1951 – Iran Before the U.N.

November 9, 1951 – Time Passes in Iran

November 16, 1951 – Iran’s Bid For Help

December 10, 1951 – Our Near Eastern Diplomats

January 7, 1952 – Iran Will Take Our Money

February 1, 1952 – “National Aspirations”

February 12, 1952 – Iran and the World Bank

February 16, 1952 – Shots in Iran

March 18, 1952 – Iran Takes A Holiday

April 14, 1952 – Mr. Mossadegh’s Mistakes

July 15, 1952 – A Bid For Dictatorship

July 18, 1952 – Mossadegh Quits

July 23, 1952 – A Grave in Tehran

August 5, 1952 – Hard Words Break No Bones

August 9, 1952 – Mossadegh’s New Offer

August 17, 1952 – Mideast Ferment

August 20, 1951 – Ups and Downs in Iran

September 1, 1952 – Mossadegh Says “No!”

September 4, 1952 – Appeal To Iran

September 9, 1952 – The Issue In Iran

September 17, 1952 – Bargaining in Oil

September 26, 1952 – Iran’s Ultimatum

October 7, 1952 – Iranian Oil -- Again

November 14, 1952 – Iran Moves A Pawn

November 18, 1952 – Terror in Iran

January 1, 1953 – One More Try In Iran

January 30, 1953 – Caviar To the Russians

March 11, 1953 – Troubled Teheran

March 22, 1953 — Mossadegh: No Again

April 15, 1953 – Anxious Days In Iran

April 29, 1953 – Mossadegh Scores Again

August 4, 1953 – Iranian Fantasy

August 15, 1953 — Mossadegh Plays With Fire

August 17, 1953 - Upheaval in Iran

August 20, 1953 – Iranian Kaleidoscope

August 21, 1953 – Iran and the World

August 26, 1953 – Aid For Iran

September 3, 1953 – Aid For Iran

October 14, 1953 – The New Iran

November 10, 1953 – Mossadegh on Trial

December 19, 1954 – A Visit From the Shah

December 25, 1953 – Christmas In Teheran

November 2, 1954 – A Tanker Loads At Abadan

February 24, 2006 — Will Fight For Oil

Letters to the Editor

November 25, 1979 — Selective Outrage


The Oakland Tribune
Oakland, California

February 1, 1952 — Closing of American Offices in Iran Is Pay-Off on State Dept. Blunders

October 3, 1952 — An Ultimatum

The Ogden Standard-Examiner
Ogden, Utah

August 3, 1952 — Mossadegh Is Bad Medicine

The Oil City Derrick
Oil City, Pennsylvania

December 30, 1953 — Progress In Iran

The Oregonian
Portland, Oregon

May 5, 1954 — Mossy Chickens Out

The Palm Beach Post
West Palm Beach, Florida

August 19, 1953 — Weakling ‘Strong Man’

The Philadelphia Inquirer — May 1, 1951

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 1, 1951 — Danger Signals in Iran

September 27, 1951 — Will We Wish We’d Saved Iran From Stalin?

October 1, 1951 — Will Reds Let U.N. Solve Iran Crisis?

July 20, 1952 — Oil Settlement in Iran Can Stabilize Whole Near East

July 23, 1952 — Reds Again Spike Move Toward Stability in Iran

September 28, 1952 — Hitler’s ‘Magician’ Stirs Trouble in the Near East

March 5, 1953 — ‘Shout With the Biggest’

June 2, 1953 — Mossadegh’s Sitdown

August 16, 1953 — Omar Can Relax

August 18, 1953 — Shah’s Flight Poses New Perils in Iran

August 21, 1953 — Mossadegh Overthrow Hit Moscow Where It Hurt

August 24, 1953 — Fair Oil Settlement Essential to Iran’s Stability

September 3, 1953 — Iran Should Help Herself by Ending Oil Dispute

September 15, 1953 — Three Chickens A Day

December 24, 1953 — Rebuilding After Mossadegh

August 6, 1954 — Iranian Oil Deal a New Victory for Free World

November 8, 1954 — Oil Peace in Iran

Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin eyes Iran
"Will We Wish We’d Saved Iran From Stalin?" (Sept. 1951)

Staff Writers

October 2, 1951 —Soviet Whets Knife for Iran Waif in U.N. (Ivan H. Peterman)

1951-1953 — Ollie Crawford’s “Headline Hopping” Columns

Letters to the Editor

January 24, 1952 — Twenty-Four Million To Iran

August 23, 1953 — Mossadegh’s Downfall

—We see that "Mossadegh’s Foes Predict His Fall." Again? And will he land on his feet—again?PUTTING IT BRIEFLY, March 29, 1953


The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

October 13, 1951 — Great Britain’s ‘Loss of Face’ In Iran Could Inspire African Move

November 17, 1951 — Why Can’t the Black People of the World Play It Smart Like The Iranians Did?

November 15, 1952 — Gives Support To Negro People (Nasrollah Entezam interview)

September 12, 1953 — Is There Someone, Somewhere, Strong Enough to Help US?

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

December 15, 1951 — Knives For the Night

August 21, 1952 — Saving Iran

August 29, 1952 — Hope in Iran

September 2, 1952 — Mossy and the Pistol

September 27, 1952 — Blackmail in Iran

August 6, 1956 — Mossy Come Home

Letters to the Editor

August 16, 1954 — Sees Iran Oil Pact Victory for British

August 6, 1956 — Cites Shah’s Plea On Behalf of Mossy

August 27, 1973 — Could Iran Be Future Vietnam?

December 8, 1980 — Can’t Keep Out

“American diplomats see little point in renewing efforts to bring the British and Iranians together on the oil dispute at this time. We’re letting the dust settle, hoping that the British do not resort to force.”
Washington Wire, September 29, 1951


The Progress-Index
Petersburg, Virginia

August 19, 1953 — Pure Tragedy Now

August 25, 1953 — Basis For A Bargain

April 15, 1954 — A Cookie Nibbler Cannot Be A Hero

The Racine-Journal Times
Racine, Wisconsin

August 20, 1953 — Between the Lines by Tex Reynolds

Reading Eagle
Reading, Pennsylvania

August 21, 1953 — Iran Faces West

September 1, 1953 — High Stakes in Iran

The Salisbury Times
Salisbury, Maryland

January 25, 1952 — Purse-String Control

The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah

March 20, 1951 — Is Middle East Oil Worth Third World War?

July 8, 1951 — Iran Dangers Continue

September 30, 1951 — Grave Danger in Iran

October 20, 1951 — While Middle East Goes the Way of China

September 1, 1952 — The Devil or the Sea

The San Bernardino County Sun
San Bernardino, California

September 21, 1952 — Iranian Oil Question

March 24, 1953 — Iran Still Sitting Tight

December 24, 1953 — Mossadegh Treated Well

August 9, 1954 — Iran Oil Dispute Ends

November 13, 1979 — Iranian dilemma

The San Mateo Times
San Mateo, California

March 21, 1952 — Still No Oil

December 30, 1953 — Jail For Mossadegh

The Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz, California

October 18, 1951 — Sore Need For The First Team

March 2, 1953 — Iranian Tragicomedy

August 24, 1953 — Curtain For The Comedian

The Spokane Daily Chronicle
Spokane, Washington

August 19, 1953 — Mossadegh Loses Long Fight

The Times Recorder
Zanesville, Ohio

September 18, 1953 — Back Home And Broke

Toledo Blade
Toledo, Ohio

May 4, 1951 — A Lesson In Oil

The Tyrone Daily Herald
Tyrone, Pennsylvania

September 12, 1952 — Saving Iran

March 3, 1953 — Pajama Premier

August 21, 1953 — One Down

The Washington Post
Washington, DC

March 2, 1953 — Mossadegh vs. the Shah

August 23, 1953 — After Mossadegh

August 18, 2010 — Clerics responsible for Iran’s failed attempts at democracy

July 21, 2012 — Book review: Patriot of Persia

The Washington Star
Washington, DC

January 14, 1953 — Mossadegh On the Spot

The Wall Street Journal
New York, New York

August 21, 1953 — Lessons From Iran

The Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown, Ohio

October 14, 1951 — Britain, U.S., and Iran

October 16, 1951 — Jingoism in Egypt

The International Herald-Tribune

Iran headlines 1951-1954





New York Newspapers

The Amsterdam Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat
Amsterdam, New York

November 12, 1951 — Stalemate on Iran

November 26, 1951 — Opposition in Iran

January 23, 1952 — Cute Oriental Trick

July 24, 1952 — Another Iranian Crisis

September 6, 1952 — Appeal To Reason

September 27, 1952 — Ultimatum From Iran

October 18, 1952 — More Trouble In Iran

August 5, 1953 — Dictatorship For Iran?

August 18, 1953 — End Against the Middle

August 21, 1953 — Turmoil in Iran

August 11, 1954 — Agreement in Iran

The Binghamton Press
Binghamton, New York

November 13, 1951 — Oil Nationalization

August 5, 1952 — Anti-U.S. Feeling in Iran

October 18, 1952 — Iran’s Break With Britain

Letters to the Editor

June 24, 1951 — Iran Acid Test For Socialism

June 24, 1951 — British Blind To New Era In Mid-East

July 19, 1951 — Oil Management Plan

March 17, 1953 — Weeping Champ

August 30, 1953 — Reds ‘Compliment’ U.S. on Iran Issue


The Brooklyn Eagle
Brooklyn, New York

July 12, 1951 — Harriman Mission Stirs Hope in Iran Oil Crisis

September 12, 1951 — Iran Premier’s Stubbornness Brings Crisis

November 11, 1951 — Collapse of Oil Industry in Iran Brings Misery Despite Mossadegh

November 28, 1951 — Mossadegh the Politician

August 24, 1952 — Mossadegh’s Problem in Iran

October 18, 1952 — Mossadegh’s Break With Britain Can Lead Only To Disaster

January 7, 1953 — A Difficult Man

March 2, 1953 — Mossadegh’s Reckless Game Rules Him Out

April 8, 1953 — New Complications in Iran

August 21, 1953 — The Fate of Mossadegh

August 27, 1953 — Iran’s Urgent Problems

September 8, 1953 — Easing Iran’s Chaos

December 10, 1953 — Hopeful Developments in Trouble Spots

December 24, 1953 — Light Punishment

The Buffalo Courier-Express
Buffalo, New York

April 9, 1946 — More Than Oil Involved

May 28, 1951 — The Counsel Is Sound

July 16, 1951 — Mr. Harriman’s Mission

October 5, 1951 — Emoter From the East

October 9, 1951 — Chance For Oil Accord

October 11, 1951 — Prudent Premier

October 17, 1951 — The Premier Disappoints

October 25, 1951 — Unofficial Observer at the U.N.

November 10, 1951 — They Can’t Even Eat It

November 16, 1951 — Mossadegh In A Jam

November 19, 1951 — Cheers of Confusion

January 3, 1952 — International Bank Holds Hope Of Settling Iranian Oil Crisis

February 5, 1952 — Iran Suppresses U.S. Centers as Thanks For U.S. Aid

February 10, 1952 — World Bank Tries Once More To Pry Loose Iran’s Oil

February 19, 1952 — Iranian Senators Provide Some Hope for Oil Solution

March 18, 1952 — Iran Risks Economic Collapse as Result of Oil Policy

March 31, 1952 — Collapse Faces Oil-Rich Iran While Neighbors Coin Money

April 8, 1952 — Mossadegh Faces New Test on Iranian Oil Policy

April 18, 1952 — Iranian Elections Show Growing Opposition To Mossadegh

May 26, 1952 — Architect of Disaster Has Real Reason to Weep

July 20, 1952 — New Premier Holds Some Hope of Curing Iran’s Oil Ills

July 22, 1952 — Mob Rule in Iran Disrupts Plans for Oil Settlement

July 31, 1952 — Intent On Evicting West, Iran Virtually Asks Russia In

August 3, 1952 — No Lack of Nerve in Mossadegh Bid For U.S. Loan

August 12, 1952 — If You Want Trouble, There’s Plenty in the Middle East

September 18, 1952 — Dr. Mossadegh Might Try White Horse and Two Pistols

October 17, 1952 — Premier Mossadegh Is Nothing If Not Consistent

December 30, 1952 — Iranians Can’t Even Agree Among Themselves on Oil

March 3, 1953 — Weekend Riots Show Iran Torn by Intrigue, Insecurity

March 27, 1953 — Fear of Successors Is Latest Mossadegh Excuse

May 20, 1953 — New Evidence of Communist Infiltration in Iran

July 20, 1953 — President Eisenhower’s Note Tells Mossadegh the Score

May 20, 1953 — Communist Tactics Illustrated in Iran and in Germany

August 20, 1953 — If Mossadegh Is Out for Keeps, the Free World Will Gain

November 25, 1953 — Britain, New Iranian Regime Closer to Oil Settlement

December 26, 1953 — Three Year Term Gives World a Rest From Mossadegh

February 5, 1954 — Iranian Regime Faces New Threat; Voters Can Decide

April 13, 1954 — Dr. Mossadegh’s ‘Fast unto Death’ Turns into Feast

May 31, 1954 — More Than Oil Involved

August 6, 1954 — Agreement on Iranian Oil Is Welcome to U.S. Taxpayers

November 1, 1954 — U.S. Will Be One Beneficiary of Iran’s Oil Renaissance

April 11, 1955 — Gen. Zahedi Another Praiseworthy Retiring Premier

Letters to the Editor

November 19, 1951 & May 1, 1952 — McKinley Sims on US Foreign Policy

December 29, 1953 - January 8, 1954 — Shakespeare Country


The Citizen-Advertiser
Auburn, New York

June 4, 1951 — Crossed Wires

August 27, 1951 — The Much-Maligned Mr. Mossadegh

October 18, 1951 — Holocaust

The Cortland Standard
Cortland, New York

June 22, 1951 — End in Iran?

The Elmira Star-Gazette
Elmira, New York

July 19, 1951 — Iran’s Frankenstein

April 10, 1953 — New Peril in Persia

August 24, 1953 — Mossadegh Betrayed By Own Chicanery

August 28, 1953 — Iran and U.S.

September 1, 1953 — Some Favor Keeping Our Money At Home

The Evening News of the Tonawandas
Niagara County, New York

November 26, 1951 — Mossadegh a Hero?

"Premier Mossadegh fired 15 generals. He evidently doesn’t remember all the grief that came to President Truman for discharging only one." — Thursday October 23, 1952


The Herald Statesman
Yonkers, New York

October 20, 1951 — Premier Mossadegh’s Faulty Logic

March 27, 1953 — Time Favors Mossadegh on Oil

“Some folks spell it Mossadegh and others Mossadeq. But either way, it spells trouble for England." — Monday October 8, 1951


The Jamestown Post-Journal
Jamestown, New York

September 27, 1951 — Playing With Fire

October 18, 1951 — Peace In Balance

July 19, 1952 — Iran Has A New Premier

September 8, 1952 — The Irateness of Iran

October 17, 1952 — The Ire of Iran

January 8, 1953 — Mossadegh Rides High

April 15, 1953 — Iran Army True to Shah

August 4, 1953 — Playing With Fire

August 19, 1953 — Another Dictatorship

August 21, 1953 — Brief Dictatorship

August 27, 1953 — Iran’s Treasury Empty

October 16, 1953 — Spited Their Own Face

December 23, 1953 — Lenient Sentence

The Knickerbocker News
Albany, New York

July 17, 1951 — Iran’s Frankenstein

July 26, 1951 — Bigtime Horse Trading

October 10, 1951 — A Good Show Expected

October 17, 1951 — A Bad Break Is Feared

November 28, 1951 — Waiting Game In Iran

December 17, 1951 — Iran in Perilous Spot

July 19, 1952 — Some Hope In Iran

August 9, 1952 — Terror in Iran

August 20, 1952 — Acting the Dictator

September 3, 1952 — Deal in Iran?

March 2, 1953 — Rule by Riot

The Leader-Republican
Gloversville, New York

August 21, 1953 — What Does It Mean?

August 25, 1953 — The Shah Needs Money

February 2, 1954 — Iran Back in Business

The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Lockport, New York

April 14, 1953 — Iranian Oil Important

August 24, 1953 — Overturn in Iran May Be Good For U.S.

July 28, 1954 — Iran To Russia: “Hands Off!”

The Morning Herald
Gloversville, New York

October 11, 1951 — Inexplicable?

August 19, 1952 — Power-Hungry Mossadegh

December 12, 1951 — Danger In Egypt

December 3, 1952 — The Chronic Crisis

March 5, 1953 — Trouble in Iran

August 25, 1953 — Quick Shift In Iran

April 26, 1954 — New Chance For Iran

September 12, 1954 — Costly Stubbornness

The Ogdensburg Journal
Ogdensburg, New York

October 4, 1951 — Now To Begin Again

December 4, 1951 — Crisis Unchanged

August 22, 1953 — Exit, Weeping -- Mossadegh

The Oswego Palladium-Times
Oswego, New York

October 17, 1952 — What Next in Iran?

August 13, 1953 — Prohibition in Iran

The Saratogian
Saratoga Springs, New York

June 8, 1951 — Narrow Escape!

August 27, 1953 — Iran Needs Chance To Earn Its Way

If the UN and the hearing is on television will Premier Mossadegh be billed as "The Oil Man on the Flying Trapeze"? . . .
— The Once Over by H.I. Phillips - October 11, 1951


The Schenectady Gazette
Schenectady, New York

January 5, 1952 — Man of the Year

August 28, 1953 — This ‘Aid’ Business

August 11, 1954 — Fingers Crossed

The Shortsville and Manchester Enterprise
Shortsville, New York

October 29, 1953 — Dulles Rides Hard

The Skaneateles Press
Skaneateles, New York

August 8, 1952 — Exit King Farouk

The Times Record / The Troy Record
Troy, New York

July 14, 1951 — Pinch-hitting For Aladdin.

October 2, 1951 — Mossadegh Acts Like A Madman

October 4, 1951 — What Will They Do With It?

October 9, 1951 — Mossadegh Appears Ready For Business

November 10, 1951 — Mossadegh Gives Ground

November 14, 1951 — Help To Prolong A Dispute?

November 19, 1951 — We Asked For It.

December 10, 1951 — A Bit of Political Philosophy

December 14, 1951 — A Page From Mossadegh’s Book.

December 19, 1951 — Award For Mossadegh

January 8, 1952 — Out-Smarted By Dr. Mossadegh

February 1, 1952 — Iran Votes For Mossadegh

February 15, 1952 — More Details Wanted.

February 16, 1952 — Reaping the Whirlwind.

March 24, 1952 — Iranian Story Far From Ended

August 2, 1952 — Power Politics Has Its Price

August 2, 1952 — Mossadegh’s Visit

August 26, 1952 — Iran and Oil

September 10, 1952 — No Time For Comedy

October 8, 1952 — Retarded Nations Trying To Catch Up

October 18, 1952 — Not Much Altered.

October 23, 1952 — What Can Mossadegh Gain?

March 2, 1953 — Turmoil in Iran

March 5, 1953 — Setting For A Light Opera

April 16, 1953 — Mossadegh Plays For High Stakes

August 5, 1953 — Iran’s “Election”

August 17, 1953 — Mossadegh Alone At Last

August 18, 1953 — One Less Monarchy?

August 20, 1953 — World Information

August 21, 1953 — Mossadegh Gives Up

August 24, 1953 — The Return of the Shah

August 26, 1953 — Mossadegh To Be Tried

August 27, 1953 — Mossadegh Planned A Republic

August 28, 1953 — “Sincere Felicitations”

September 2, 1953 — No Time To Lose In Iran

September 14, 1953 — Very Amusing

November 9, 1953 — Mossadegh Must Be Tried

November 11, 1953 — Contempt of Court?

November 12, 1953 — Mossadegh Screams

December 3, 1953 — Mossadegh the Actor

December 24, 1953 — Mossadegh Was Lucky

December 26, 1953 — Mossadegh Will Live

August 6, 1954 — Iran Faces the Future

December 15, 1954 — The Shah Cries Out

June 20, 1955 — Pushing People Around

April 16, 1957 — Ups and Downs In Internationalism

February 14, 1959 — Iran Holds Course

Pulse of the People

October 27, 1951 — Wants Referendum On U.N.



The Utica Observer-Dispatch
Utica, New York

August 21, 1951 — Not Pure Oil

November 20, 1951 — ‘Mossy’ and the Money

January 6, 1952 — More Sour Diplomacy

March 18, 1953 — Iran Stalls on Oil Issue

August 24, 1953 — Price of ‘Gas’ Involved

Weekly People
Brooklyn, New York

August 16, 1952 — Iran’s Nationalism a Tool Of a Reckless Ruling Class

August 29, 1953 — Did U.S. and Britain Plan the Overthrow of Mossadegh?

"Because he’s an intellectual, it doesn’t follow that Mossadegh can operate a refinery. As Jimmy Durante remarked when he couldn’t open the door, "Dat must be my Phi Beta Kappa key."
— Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) — December 1951
(referring to comedy skit involving Durante geting locked out of his car)






Syndicated Columns

May 25, 1951 — How Western Powers Might Save Iran Oil (Marquis Childs)

June 21, 1951 — British To Stay In Iran, Produce Nationalized Oil, Washington Hopes

July 16, 1951 — Harriman Must Show Great Diplomatic Ability (Mowrer)

July 16, 1951 — Background on Iran Dispute; Dollars May Be Big Issue (Brown)

July 19, 1951 — Iran Refuses To Produce Oil At Home—Will Spread More Here!

August 9, 1951 — “Broken Weekend” May Break British-Iranian Deadlock

August 27, 1951 — Scared to Death (Inside Washington)

August 30, 1951 — Moslem Lands Must Recognize Dangers Posed By Extremists

September 28, 1951 — Scared or Crazy, Mossadegh a Menace to Iran (Mowrer)

October 9, 1951 — “Iran Problem” Now Is To Keep Her On Our Side

October 15, 1951 — Mossadegh Is First Problem UN Must Solve in Oil Crisis

October 18, 1951 — Mohammed Will Go To The Mountain

October 18, 1951 — West Is Losing In Middle East (Marquis Childs)

November 15, 1951 — Iran Faces Financial Crisis As Oil Industry Shuts Down

November 19, 1951 — Message to Mossadegh: Blackmail Does Not Pay

December 8, 1951 — Iran Brew Begins To Boil Over

December 10, 1951 — We Need Luck To Hold Iran (Stewart Alsop)

December 20, 1951 — British Policies Irk Truman (Robert S. Allen)

January 18, 1952 — Uncle Sam Must Pay the Bill For British Oil Losses In Iran

August 3, 1952 — Another Moscow Victory? — Drew Pearson

August 8, 1952 — Nationalization of Iranian Oil Dried Up Big Revenue Source

August 11, 1952 — Iran Is Headed Toward Disaster

August 13, 1952 — After Mossadegh the Deluge (Alsop brothers)

August 14, 1952 — Rich Men of Iran, Egypt Have Felt Ire Of Population

September 8, 1952 — Iran Offers Almost Hopeless Problem (Brown)

September 11, 1952 — Premier of Iran Refuses To Accept Letter From U.S.

October 22, 1952 — Iran Shah May Be Ousted (Robert S. Allen)

November 11, 1952 — Anti-Trust Laws Ended Iranian Move (Marquis Childs)

August 21, 1953 — Week’s Balance Sheet Between Good and Bad News In Hot and Cold Wars

August 21, 1953 — No Royalist Pledge on Iran Oil Problem

August 24, 1953 — Iran Outlook Uncertain but Trouble Seen for Young Shah

August 25, 1953 — Commies Beaten To Draw In Iran By Small Margin

August 26, 1953 — Iran’s New Regime -- The West’s Last Chance (Childs)

August 26, 1953 — Mossy’s Fall Vindicates Tougher U.S. Policy (Mowrer)

August 28, 1953 — Fluid Iranian Situation Might Still Be Dangerous (Biossat)

October 7, 1953 — Cloak-and-Dagger Tale Told In Recent Iranian Revolt

October 8, 1953 — U.S. Involvement in Iran Revolt Now Believed Sure (Lewis)

August 5, 1954 — Days of Glory Appear at End For Mossadegh

August 9, 1954 — British Comments on Iran’s Oil

November 18, 1954 — Alletson Cook’s New York Diary: Death Of A Traitor

August 7, 1956 — On the Political Front (Holmes Alexander)

July 6, 1985 — America Held Hostage (by George McGovern)


The World At A Glance

October 31, 1952 — Mossadegh’s Mess


The WORLD This WEEK

September 28, 1951 — Iran Sizzles

October 8, 1951 — IRAN: Middle-East Powder Keg

October 13, 1951 — Mossadegh Pays A Call

December 11, 1951 — Mossadegh’s Policies Exposed to Poll Test

September 6, 1952 — Mossadegh Snarled in Twin Dilemma

October 11, 1952 — Mossadegh Pauses

March 6, 1953 — Tehran Riots Grow From Oil Deadlock





College Newspapers

The Cornell Daily Sun
Cornell University (CU)
Ithaca, NY

October 1, 1951 — Impasse in Iran

October 18, 1951 — Reserve and Recourse ?

December 13, 1951 — Too Bad for You


The Daily Collegian
Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
University Park, State College, PA

November 8, 1968 — Iran—Another Rustam To Fight the Dragon


The Daily Illini
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Champaign, IL

November 17, 1953 — Thought on Mossadegh

October 12, 1971 — Iran protest scheduled

Letters to the Editor

October 23, 1969 — Iranian situation

October 12, 1971 — Iran teach-in


The Daily Iowan
The University of Iowa (UI)
Iowa City, IA

November 28, 1979 — Temptation

February 6, 1980 — Cloaking the CIA

Letters to the Editor

July 6, 1976 — U.S. cooperates in Iranian oppression

January 25, 1977 — Iran — U.S. aids moral bankruptcy

February 16, 1977 — The Shah, the President and empty phrases

January 31, 1978 — Iranian Students Association protests puppet leaders

November 21, 1978 — Iran: Where does the money go?

November 30, 1978 — Human wrongs

November 27, 1979 — None dare call them fuzzypuffs

December 5, 1979 — Senate praises ‘responsible’ conduct

January 22, 1980 — U.S. Supports Worthless Dictators


Florida Flambeau
Florida State University (FSU)
Tallahassee, FL

Letters to the Editor

November 8, 1978 — Communist youth says shah ‘no more than rabid dog’

November 16, 1978 — Carter: Corporate tool

November 20, 1978 — Crowd behavior poor

November 20, 1978 — Iranians and their supporters are enemies of America


December 1, 1978 — Just like in Vietnam

December 6, 1978 — Shah of Iran as media star

December 6, 1978 — No way Iran will be a Vietnam


The Kentucky Kernel
University of Kentucky (UK)
Lexington, KY

October 30, 1953 — UK Dean Is Witness To Iranian Uprisings


Mustang Daily
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly SLO)
San Luis Obispo, CA

Letters to the Editor

January 24, 1972 — Shah of Iran’s methods opposed

June 2, 1972 — Iran visit is ‘bad omen’

November 30, 1979 — Not their fault


Spartan Daily
San Jose State University (SJSU)
San Jose, CA

March 7, 1967 — Iranian Students To Hold Service Honoring Leader

Letters to the Editor

November 6, 1973 — ‘Shah propaganda’

November 19, 1974 — ‘Dictatorial regime’ accused of torture

October 13, 1976 — U.S. falling in ‘quicksand’ with Shah, the ISA says

October 25, 1977 — The ISA: an open letter

November 9, 1977 — Shah of Iran to visit U.S.

November 20, 1979 — Deport Shah

November 20, 1979 — Blackmail


The Stanford Daily
Stanford University (SU)
Stanford, CA

October 30, 1974 — The Iranian People Live In Poverty (guest column)






Magazines

Billboard
Magazine

August 4, 1951 — British M.P. Prefers Be-bop

November 24, 1951 — Washington Round-Up [National Press Club report]

The Christian Science Monitor
Magazine

August 3, 1953 — Democracy in Eclipse

The Commonweal
Magazine

September 4, 1953 — Iran

The Economist
Magazine

July 25, 1953 — Dr. Mossadegh Sees It Through

The Freeman
Magazine

July 30, 1951 — The Fortnight

LIFE
Magazine

August 11, 1952 — The Bystander Is Too Innocent

New Republic
Magazine

April 2, 1951 — Iran’s Oil Explosion

May 7, 1951 — Playing With Hot Oil

May 28, 1951 — Realities In Iran

July 30, 1951 — Harriman Mission

September 24, 1951 — Reaction In Iran

October 8, 1951 — U.N. Finds Oil

October 15, 1951 — Have We Lost Iran?

July 28, 1952 — More Trouble In Iran

August 31, 1953 — Iran—No Change

Correspondence

August 6, 1951 — Nationalization of Oil


Newsweek
Magazine

March 19, 1951 — Death By Fanatics

March 26, 1951 — Oil Grab in Iran

May 7, 1951 — Violence Spreads In Iran

May 14, 1951 — Double-Jointed Crisis

May 14, 1951 — Premier Mossadegh

May 28, 1951 — Britain: Diplomacy Again; U.S.: Honest Broker

June 11, 1951 — Truman On Stage

June 11, 1951 — Oil and Troubled Copy

July 2, 1951 — IRAN: Nerves and Heat on the Persian Gulf
Temperatures, nerves, and international tensions shot toward the boling point last week...

July 9, 1951 — Hopes Brighter For Oil Solution

July 16, 1951 — Oil Flow Ebbs

July 23, 1951 — Finger In the Dike

July 30, 1951 — Iran vs. Point Four

August 6, 1951 — Harriman Progress

August 13, 1951 — IRAN: How Harriman Swung the Truce Deal

August 27, 1951 — Still Hope For A Deal

October 1, 1951 — Playing Into Red Hands

October 8, 1951 — Behind U.N.’s Newest Problem: Intrigues Cause Iran Impasse Can Britain’s appeal to the United Nations avert its loss to the Iranians?

October 10, 1951 — Drama at the United Nations: Mossadegh Versus the British New York City, its nerves atingle from the World Series, braced itself this week for the impact of one of the oddest personalities of the day—Premier Mohammed Mossadegh of Iran.

October 10, 1951 — Diplomacy by Emotion or Why Mossadegh Faints As Mossadegh Speaks
Foreigners in Iran call him “Old Mossy”. Iranian Reds describe him as “an aspirin which relieves pain but never kills it.” Iranian Nationalists consider him the savior of their country.

October 22, 1951 — Negotiating Posture
This Monday U.N. officials had an ambulance stand by for the Security Council meeting at Flushing Meadow, N.Y. For Mohammed Mossadegh, Iran’s fabulous fainting premier, was making his personal plea...

November 26, 1951 — Small Change In Iran

January 7, 1952 — Pinched For Pennies

June 30, 1952 — Bootleg vs. Piracy

July 28, 1952 — Mobs For Old Mossy

August 11, 1952 — Egypt, Iran Quiet Down But Red Coup, Civil War Threaten

August 18, 1952 — Steps To Chaos

August 25, 1952 — Mossy’s Newest Move

September 15, 1952 — Maybe No, Maybe Maybe

October 13, 1952 — U.S. In the Middle

November 30, 1952 — Dollars To the Rescue

December 8, 1952 — U.S., Britain and Iranian Oil

December 22, 1952 — U.S Hurry-Up

December 29, 1952 — Truman’s Last Try

January 5, 1953 — Toward A Pact

January 12, 1953 — Mellow Mossy
Premier Mohammed Mossadegh did not faint once. He shed no tears. He acted as a normal human being.

January 19, 1953 — Britain, U.S. Approach Final Accord on Iran Oil
What would Kashani do? That was the key last week to the nonstop crisis in Iran.

January 26, 1953 — IRAN: Kashani Plays an Ace
"Give us Mossadegh or give us death!" The situation in Iran last week was almost as melodramatic as the cries of street crowds supporting the old Premier. It was touch and go as to whether Mossadegh would emerge...

February 2, 1953 — Ancient and Wily

February 23, 1953 — Venice and Teheran

March 9, 1953 — World’s Eyes Are On Teheran

August 31, 1953 — Shah Returns in Triumph As Army Kicks Out Mossadegh

August 31, 1953 — Will Iran Be Another Korea?

February 14, 1955 — Shah’s Job in Iran: A Sturdier Economy
The Young Shah and Iran’s Comeback. With oil flowing again, this important anti-Communist country sets its sights on real economic recovery. A Special Report.


The Reporter
Magazine

November 10, 1953 — The Streets of Teheran

TIME Magazine Article Archive


The Voice of Healing
Magazine

October 1952 — Trouble in the Middle East

November 1952 — Iran Leaning To Communism

U.S. News & World Report
Magazine

March 16, 1951 — Murder In Iran: Worry For the West

April 6, 1951 — Iran—Good Fishing For Russia

July 6, 1951 — Mossadegh Fights For Oil in Name of Iranian Poor

November 9, 1951 — Iran: What Keeps It Going





Australian Media

The Advertiser
Adelaide, Australia (Newspaper)

November 1, 1951 — Scotch and Oil

August 25, 1952 — Juggler On A Tight Rope

The Advocate
Northwestern and Western Tasmania, Australia (Newspaper)

July 24, 1952 — Hopes Wrecked In Persia

The Age
Melbourne, Australia (Newspaper)

June 22, 1951 — Persian Oil Crisis A Serious Threat

October 1, 1951 — Time For Firmness With Persians

October 3, 1951 — British Retreat From Persia


The Argus
Melbourne, Australia (Newspaper)

May 18, 1951 — Flash Point in Persia

August 21, 1953 — End of a fuhrer

Behind the News by Peter Russo

January 19, 1952 — Political strategy of sobbing or swooning

December 5, 1953 — Wrangle it out on mat


Australian Associated Press (AAP)
Melbourne, Australia (Wire News Service)

August 27, 1951 — Press Attack on Mossadeq

The Daily Examiner
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia (Newspaper)

October 20, 1951 — Firmness In Egypt

October 18, 1952 — Mossadeq’s Mission

August 27, 1953 — Persian Position Much Brighter


The Goulburn Evening Post
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia (Newspaper)

June 22, 1951 — Persian Oil Blaze

The Mercury
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Newspaper)

July 1, 1952 — Persia Reaping the Harvest

The Northern Star
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia (Newspaper)

May 22, 1951 — Russia Exploits Danger In Persia

Signs of the Times
Melbourne, Australia (Magazine)

November 12, 1951 — Government By Assassination

The South Coast Bulletin
Southport, Queensland, Australia (Newspaper)

November 18, 1953 — Mossadeq

The Sunday Times
Perth, Western Australia (Newspaper)

Columns

As I See It by Vee Cee (excerpts on Iran, 1951-1953)


The Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney, Australia (Newspaper)

April 30, 1951 — Forcing The Pace On Persian Oil

June 28, 1951 — The Road To Disaster In Persia

September 11, 1951 — Persia Faces Unpleasant Realities

October 1, 1951 — Eleventh-Hour Resort To U.N. In Oil Crisis

December 29, 1951 — Mussadiq Digs In His Toes

May 15, 1952 — Persia Faces Hard Realities

July 21, 1952 — Persia Stands At The Crossroads

September 19, 1952 — Deadlock Continues In Persia

October 20, 1952 — West Must Resist Oil Blackmail

August 18, 1953 — Dr. Mussadiq Plays Into Communist Hands

September 7, 1953 — Western Interest Lies In Aiding Persia

November 14, 1953 — Fighting Words

Candid Comment By Onlooker

Rubaiyat Revised | The Sunday Herald (May 20, 1951)


Letters to the Editor

October 8, 1951 — Abadan And Australia


The Townsville Daily Bulletin
Townsville, Queensland, Australia (Newspaper)

October 18, 1952 — Persia Likely To Rue Severing Relations With United Kingdom

The Warwick Daily News
Warwick, Queensland, Australia (Newspaper)

January 26, 1952 — The Importance of Being Tearful

December 12, 1953 — On Athletism


An Australian newspaper’s bizarre plagiarism of Mossadegh column (Jan. 1952)
An Australian paper’s bizarre plagiarism of Mossadegh column






Indian Media

The Hindu
Madras, India (Newspaper)

June 5, 1951 — High-level mix-up

June 14, 1951 — Mossadeq’s reply to Truman

June 30, 1951 — Request for mediation

July 9, 1951 — Iran and the World Court

July 13, 1951 — Oil in troubled waters

September 7, 1951 — Oil trouble and Teheran (Editorial)

September 8, 1951 — Britain Breaks with Persia

December 29, 1951 — World Bank Draws A Blank

February 1, 1952 — Mossadeq Hails Mahatma Gandhi

February 18, 1952 — Assassination attempt on Mossadeq associate

July 24, 1952 — Mossadeq to form government

August 22, 1952 — Martial law in Teheran

April 7, 1953 — Mossadeq’s declaration

August 22, 1953 — Mossadeq arrested, Zahedi in control

August 23, 1953 — Shah Returns in Triumph

October 7, 1953 — Charges Against Mossadeq

December 4, 1953 — Mossadeq Trial and Related Problems (Editorial)

December 23, 1953 — Mossadeq Sentenced to Solitary Confinement

The Indian Express
Madras, Bombay & Delhi, India (Newspaper)

March 3, 1953 — Tension in Teheran

April 7, 1953 — Mossadeq Wants Monarchy To Stay

August 16, 1953 — Elections in Iran

August 21, 1953 — New Premier May Plunge Iran In Blood & Tears

August 21, 1953 — Nemesis in Iran

Spotlights
Calcutta, India (Magazine)

Week Ending January 4, 1954 — If Mosaddeq Was An Indian!








International Media

The Daily Gleaner
Kingston, Jamaica (Newspaper)

September 12, 1951 — Mossadeq’s Dilemma

March 6, 1953 — Persian Riots

August 5, 1953 — Persia

The Glasgow Herald
Glasgow, Scotland (Newspaper)

August 20, 1953 — Setback for Mossadeq

The Irish Independent
Dublin, Ireland (Newspaper)

September 27, 1952 — Persian Oil Dispute Four

The Lethbridge Herald
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (Newspaper)

September 19, 1951 — Mossadegh’s Troubles

October 12, 1951 — Not An Iranian Problem

August 20, 1953 — The Iran Coup

September 11, 1953 — What of Iran?

September 24, 1953 — No Pity For Mossadegh

No Pity for Mossadegh | The Lethbridge Herald, September 24, 1953
Canadian paper on Mossadegh: “A man who deserves no pity”


Limburgsch Dagblad
The Netherlands (Newspaper)

June 10, 1952 — Mossadeq spreekt met verdediger Perzische zaak

The Singapore Free Press
Singapore (Newspaper)

August 21, 1952 — When Will Mossadeq Fall?

The Straits Times
Singapore (Newspaper)

October 7, 1952 — The Persian Oil Dispute

September 24, 1953 — The Mossadeq Mystery




Other Editorials (non-syndicated)

May 26, 1951 — Adding Insult To Injury

June 11, 1951 — Wrong Address

June 11, 1951 — ‘Scrap of Paper?’

July 17, 1951 — Iran’s Frankenstein

September 13, 1951 — Extremism Solves No Problems

September 17, 1951 — Deadlock in Iran

September 26, 1951 — Iran Oil To Russia

October 3, 1951 — Case of Common Enemy

October 19, 1951 — Woes in the Near East

October 19, 1951 — Anarchy in the East

October 20, 1951 — Premier Mossadegh’s Faulty Logic

October 26, 1951 — It’s Not What You Own

October 31, 1951 — Glycerine — Or Just Oil?

December 17, 1951 — Tears Are New TV Vogue

January 29, 1952 — Iran Can’t Afford Luxury of Hostility

March 21, 1952 — Still No Oil

April 16, 1952 — Change In Iran

April 29, 1952 — Anyone Surprised?

June 17, 1952 — Iran’s Problems

July 25, 1952 — Iran Stays On Skids

July 29, 1952 — US May Lose Its Gamble Of Aiding Troubled Iran

August 13, 1952 — Iran May Be Lost

October 21, 1952 — Cutting Off His Nose

November 1, 1952 — Lesson For Mossadegh

February 4, 1953 — Caviar A La Mossadegh

March 31, 1953 — Stubbornness His Career

August 4, 1953 — Where It’s Really Hot

August 12, 1953 — Election In Iran

August 18, 1953 — Dictatorship Replaces Monarchy in Little Iran

August 20, 1953 — The Reluctant Dragon

August 25, 1953 — Neglected Treasure

August 25, 1953 — Mossadegh’s Fall

August 28, 1953 — Aid For The Shah

August 31, 1953 — Mossadegh’s Mistake

October 22, 1953 — Iran’s Best Hope

November 19, 1953 — It Proves One Thing

December 7, 1953 — Let’s Rassle

December 11, 1953 — Relations With Iran

December 30, 1953 — A Proper Blow

February 22, 1954 — One Crisis Ridden Out

April 24, 1954 — Iran’s Nose

August 7, 1954 — Steal or Settlement?





CIA Propaganda

Mossadeq’s Spy Service

Along the Road Toward Dictatorship






Humor Columns

Ollie Crawford’s "Headline Hopping"

Colonel Joe Bush Says

Nathaniel Gubbins: Is Dr. Mossadegh a parrot, a sheep, a man or a woman? (1951)

Charles G. Sampas’ "Sampascoopies" in The Lowell Sun (1952)






Radio Programs

March 21, 1953 — Douglas of the World in "The Terrorists"

“The strategic oil fields of the Middle East are now safer from Red seizure. With the overthrow of the Mossadegh regime in Iran, that country and Turkey present a more formidable barrier to Russia in that key area.”
— Ray Tucker, October 9, 1953





Related links:

President Harry Truman | media and editorial archive

TIME’s Man of the Year Article Examined, 60 Years Later

Tofigh, Iran’s Premier Humor Publication For Nearly 50 Years



MOSSADEGH t-shirts — “If I sit silently, I have sinned”

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