The Historic United Nations Appearance and U.S. Tour, Autumn 1951
by Arash Norouzi
In the fall of 1951, Dr. Mossadegh embarked upon a six week trip to the United States, mainly to defend Iran's contested oil
nationalization before the United Nations Security Council. After New York, Mossadegh's itinerary included stops in Philadelphia,
Washington DC, and Virginia. He met with President Harry Truman, visited the Supreme Court as the guest of Justice William O. Douglas, and toured historic U.S. landmarks with Philadelphia mayor Bernard Samuels. The premier also
gave talks at the National Press Club in DC and the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia.
All expenses for the trip, including that of his son and daughter who accompanied him, were paid by Mossadegh himself. Upon leaving the United States, Mossadegh went directly to Cairo, where he was greeted by millions of Egyptian supporters.
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