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Volume :11 Issue : 41 1985      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOVIET OIL POLICY TOWARDS IRAN IN 1917 – 1979

Auther : By: Dr. Ahmed Bassel Al-Bayyati

This paper is an analysis of the Soviet Oil policy towards Iran in the period 1917 – 1979, and how changes in that policy can be attributed to various factors such as ideology, the national security of the Soviet Union and its interests, internal power competitions in Iran, etc.

The historical and descriptive methods of analysis are used to show the development of the Soviet Union policy towards Iran and how it can be classified into three stages: The oil-franchise abolition stage, the request of the Soviet Union for oil franchises in Iran and then the new economic policy towards Iran. During the 1944 negotiations between Iran and the Soviet Union, attaining oil franchises in Iran was among the conditions forwarded by the Soviet Union for the withdrawal of its forces from the northern areas of Iran. Such conditions were rejected by Iran. Western sources attribute this rejection by British and American pressures, but in this paper it is shown that the credit should go to the national Iranian forces and Dr. Mosaddaq in particular. The same is also true of the ensuing negotiations of later dates between Iran and the Soviet Union. Although the Soviet Union needs for oil increased after the Second World War, it did not ask for new franchises in Iran because it was preoccupied with the cold war and the new political situations in Europe and the world.

The early fifties witnessed the birth of the new economic policy towards Iran. The national front in Iran under the leadership of Mosaddaq was put an end to by the help of the CIA, British franchises in Iran ended and the U.S.A. strengthened its hold on Iran in the military, economic and political fields.

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