June 11, 1951 — U.S. Editorial

The Mossadegh Project | January 21, 2014                     

This non-syndicated commentary ran in the editorial section of newspapers across the country between around Monday, June 11 and Sunday, June 24, 1951.

In 1952, the Hague Court did, in fact, determine that the oil dispute was ‘none of its business’.

‘Scrap of Paper?’

People in the western nations are well aware of the nationalist ferment which is pushing the government of Iran into extremist positions on the issue of taking over the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Co..

But Iranian officials may come to regret the violence of their tirades against any and all opposition. Recently they flatly told the World Court the issue was none of its business. Yet Iran is a signatory to the articles establishing that court, and is thus bound legally to respect its jurisdiction and its findings.

Some day Iran may decide it needs the Court, or the United Nations. Its irrational flaunting of its own extremist views will not then stand it in good stead.

Newspapers who published this editorial included:

The Indianapolis Times, June 25, 1951 — (title: Another ‘Scrap of Paper’?)


Related links:

Wrong Address | U.S. Editorial, June 11, 1951

Oil Management Plan | Letter to The Binghamton Press, July 19, 1951

Mossadegh Holds Match To World Power Fuse | Kingsbury Smith, June 10, 1951

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

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