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Documenting Iran-U.S. Relations, 1978-2015

Washington, D.C., December 19, 2019 – For 40 years, since the first year of the founding of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979, the United States and Iran have been the...

Dec 19, 2019

Of Interest

Wedding of Princess Shahnaz, age 17, and Ardeshir Zahedi, age 25, on October 11, 1957 (Ardeshir Zahedi papers, Hoover Institution)

As of April 10, 2018,  Ardeshir Zahedi’s personal papers are open for research at the Hoover Institution.  The Shah’s last Ambassador to Washington was a colorful and controversial figure, but he and his father, Fazlollah, were important players in Iran’s political and diplomatic arena prior to the revolution.  The papers focus mainly on his second tour in Washington (1973-79) but incorporate some of his father’s records dating back to the 1900s.  Here’s the announcement