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Articles from the Mossadegh Era

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TIME magazine TIME magazine coverage of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh and Iran’s protracted oil nationalization dispute with Britain. Dr. Mossadegh was on their cover twice, including being named 1951 Man of the Year.

In TIME's March 2, 1953 issue, a publisher’s statement mentioned that their previous year's circulation reached over 1.7 million in the U.S. alone.


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1951

January 8, 1951 — IRAN: Troubled Oil

January 22, 1951 — IRAN: Lesson

March 19, 1951 — IRAN: For Oil & Islam

March 26, 1951 — IRAN: Whose Ox Is Nationalized?

April 9, 1951 — IRAN: Aftermath of Murder

April 23, 1951 — IRAN: Another Flare-Up

May 7, 1951 — IRAN: Expropriation

May 14, 1951 — THE NATIONS: You Don't Do That

May 21, 1951 — IRAN: Down the Incline To Hell?

May 28, 1951 — International: Diplomacy by Swoon

May 28, 1951 — IRAN: Fear

June 4, 1951 — IRAN: Dervish in Pin-Striped Suit (Cover Story)

June 11, 1951 — THE PRESIDENCY: Itchy Problem

June 11, 1951 — IRAN: A Few Degrees Cooler

June 11, 1951 — The Press: Cops in the Lobby

June 25, 1951 — IRAN: Cliff Hanger

July 2, 1951 — IRAN: Blowup?

July 9, 1951 — IRAN: Invitation to Chaos

July 16, 1951 — IRAN: Bloody Holiday

July 23, 1951 — IRAN: Operation Miracle

July 23, 1951 — Foreign News: TROUBLESHOOTER IN TEHERAN

July 23, 1951 — National Affairs: Appropriate Time

July 30, 1951 — Foreign News: THE MIDDLE EAST

July 30, 1951 — IRAN: Progress in Pink Pajamas?

August 6, 1951 — IRAN: Success for Harriman

August 13, 1951 — IRAN: O, Thou Aged Traitor!

August 13, 1951 — OIL: Meeting the Deficit

August 27, 1951 — IRAN: Towards the Bitter End

September 3, 1951 — Foreign News: Shock Treatment

September 17, 1951 — IRAN: Plenty of Tahmassebis?

September 24, 1951 — IRAN: Down, Down, Down?

September 24, 1951 — FOREIGN RELATIONS: Three Shifts

October 8, 1951 — IRAN: Seizure of Abadan

October 15, 1951 — IRAN: Darkness in Abadan

October 15, 1951 — The Press: Mossy the Weeper

October 22, 1951 — MIDDLE EAST: In Mossadeq's Wake

October 29, 1951 — Foreign News: The U.N. Ducks the Issue

October 29, 1951 — MEDICINE: What Ails Mossadeq?

November 5, 1951 — Foreign News: There Might Be a Chance

November 5, 1951 — People: Mind Over Matter

November 12, 1951 — Foreign News: Worse than Mossadegh

November 19, 1951 — IRAN: After Mossadegh, Who?

November 26, 1951 — IRAN: Empty Hands

December 3, 1951 — IRAN: Hero's Return

December 17, 1951 — IRAN: Another Round to Mossadegh

December 10, 1951 — OIL & GAS: Anglo-Iranian Reports

December 17, 1951 — The Press: Kicked Out

December 24, 1951 — IRAN: To Hell

December 24, 1951 — The Press: Ousted

December 31, 1951 — IRAN: To Quit or Not To Quit

1952

January 7, 1952 — MAN OF THE YEAR: Challenge of the East (cover story)

January 14, 1952 — MIDDLE EAST: Clumsy Broker

January 21, 1952 — MIDDLE EAST: The Old Game

January 28, 1952 — IRAN: Failure of a Mission

February 18, 1952 — IRAN: Another Round

February 25, 1952 — IRAN: Blame the British

March 24, 1952 — IRAN: Happy Now Rouz

June 2, 1952 — IRAN: Troubled Spot

June 30, 1952 — IRAN: Unbroken Blockade

July 21, 1952 — IRAN: Yes, But...

July 28, 1952 — IRAN: Blood in the Streets

August 4, 1952 — MIDDLE EAST: Of Mobs & Monarchs

August 4, 1952 — IRAN: Strong Man

August 11, 1952 — IRAN: Call Me Dictator

August 18, 1952 — IRAN: Masterly Inactivity

August 25, 1952 — IRAN: Two Steps Forward

September 8, 1952 — IRAN: No Deal

September 8, 1952 — Foreign News: Front Man

September 22, 1952 — IRAN: Carpet for Sale

September 22, 1952 — OIL: Negotiations in Iran

September 29, 1952 — IRAN: A U.S. Policy at Last?

October 27, 1952 — IRAN: Diplomacy by Blackmail

December 1, 1952 — IRAN: Time of the Assassin

1953

January 19, 1953 — FOREIGN NEWS: Mossadegh Loses Friends

February 2, 1953 — IRAN: One Day ...

February 9, 1953 — IRAN: Caviar for Mossadegh

February 16, 1953 — MIDDLE EAST: One Diplomat's View

March 9, 1953 — OIL: Back from Abadan

March 9, 1953 — IRAN: Our Shah or Death!

March 30, 1953 — IRAN: The Waiting Game

May 4, 1953 — IRAN: In a Persian Alley

May 18, 1953 — JAPAN: Whose Oil?

July 13, 1953 — IRAN: Steady Infiltration

July 20, 1953 — National Affairs: Threatening Letter

July 20, 1953 — IRAN: Shock Treatment

August 10, 1953 — IRAN: Chaos in the Sun

August 17, 1953 — IRAN: 99.93% Pure

August 24, 1953 — IRAN: Out Goes the Shah

August 31, 1953 — Foreign News: The Young Shah: He Returns to a New Popularity

August 31, 1953 — Foreign News: General Zahedi: After Mossadegh, A Tough Soldier

August 31, 1953 — IRAN: The People Take Over

August 31, 1953 — The Press: Novice at Work

September 7, 1953 — IRAN: Rescue Operation

September 14, 1953 — IRAN: Phone Call

September 14, 1953 — IRAN: Emergency Aid

September 21, 1953 — IRAN: Problem Prisoner

September 21, 1953 — BUSINESS ABROAD: New Chance in Iran

September 28, 1953 — IRAN: The New Shah

October 5, 1953 — IRAN: Sabotage

October 12, 1953 — IRAN: The High Cost of Mossadegh

November 23, 1953 — IRAN: Onstage

November 23, 1953 — Foreign News: The Plot That Failed

November 30, 1953 — IRAN: Mooooo!

December 14, 1953 — IRAN: Relations Resumed

1954

January 4, 1954 — IRAN: Three Years in Solitary

February 15, 1954 — IRAN: Comeback Trail

March 22, 1954 — IRAN: Brainless & the Ballots

July 12, 1954 — IRAN: Gift Horse

August 9, 1954 — Foreign News: Siding with the West

August 9, 1954 — MIDDLE EAST: Good News

August 16, 1954 — IRAN: Oil Again

September 20, 1954 — IRAN: Inside Ali's Suitcase

November 1, 1954 — IRAN: The Nation Is Victorious

November 8, 1954 — IRAN: Back to the Oilfields

1955

April 18, 1955 — IRAN: The Bold Shah


1956

August 13, 1956 — IRAN: After Three Years






Related links:

International Herald Tribune Iran headlines, 1951-1954

Mossadegh Plays With FireNew York Times editorial, August 15, 1953

Los Angeles Times Iran headlines, 1941-1953



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