Canadian Media Archive

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The Mossadegh Project     
[Updated May 18, 2024]                                                


“If this is exploitation, let us hasten to be exploited on the same scale in Alberta. The imperialists are welcome to move in any time.”


Compiled, transcribed and introduced by Arash Norouzi



As a member of the British Commonwealth, Canada followed the Iranian oil nationalization saga with keen interest. This 1950’s media archive on Iran features Canadian newspaper and magazine articles, editorials, columns, letters, and political cartoons from the Mossadegh era.





Canadian Media

The Calgary Herald

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Newspaper)


May 18, 1951 — The Persian Oil Dispute Is No Joke

May 22, 1951 — The MacArthur Doctrine

June 18, 1951 — Dry Those Big Tears, Mr. Mossadegh

August 2, 1951 — Has Persia Had a Change of Heart?

August 4, 1951 — Alberta Oil Needs British Capital

August 29, 1951 — Persia Reaps the Harvest

September 14, 1951 — Ancient and New Political Weapons

November 15, 1951 — The Monetary Fund Stabs the British

January 24, 1952 — The Puzzle of Our Persian Policies

July 26, 1952 — The Middle East: What Happens Next?

September 11, 1952 — The Boys From Denver Take Over

October 17, 1952 — Latest Turn of the Whirling Dervish

August 20, 1953 — Too Early For Optimism Over Persia

November 10, 1953 — Mossadegh’s Last Great Performance

Letters to the Editor

October 17, 1952 — The Persian Problem


The Evening Citizen

Ottawa, Canada (Newspaper)


October 2, 1951 — Stalemate In Iran

October 3, 1951 — The Iranian Oil Dispute

October 16, 1951 — The Crisis In Egypt

October 22, 1951 — Egypt’s Intransigent Position

August 18, 1953 — The Shah In Flight


The Financial Post

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Weekly newspaper)


March 24, 1951 — Much Anxiety Over Iran Oil Affair

June 30, 1951 — Will British Oil Give Iran to the Commies?

September 15, 1951 — Mr. Mossadegh Is In Tough Spot


The Gazette

Montreal, Canada (Newspaper)


May 21, 1951 — Turkey Gloomy Over Outlook In Iran

October 6, 1951 — A Curious Form of ‘Oppression’

October 10, 1951 — For Internal Use Only

October 23, 1951 — Is It Real Or False?

November 15, 1951 — Will Mossadegh Find A Fellow Weeper?

October 25, 1952 — Returned — And With Thanks


La Patrie

Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Newspaper)


August 19, 1953 — La Dictature en Iran


The Lethbridge Herald

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (Newspaper)


September 19, 1951 — Mossadegh’s Troubles

October 12, 1951 — Not An Iranian Problem

August 20, 1953 — The Iran Coup

September 11, 1953 — What of Iran?

September 24, 1953 — No Pity For Mossadegh

The Ottawa Journal

Ottawa, Canada (Newspaper)


May 17, 1951 — The Crisis In Iran

August 16, 1951 — Iran Faces Hard Facts

October 3, 1951 — The Iranian Oil Dispute

October 16, 1951 — The Crisis In Egypt

October 22, 1951 — Egypt’s Intransigent Position


No Pity for Mossadegh | The Lethbridge Herald, September 24, 1953
Canadian paper on Mossadegh: “A man who deserves no pity”


Photo Journal

Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Weekly Newspaper)


August 19, 1953 — L’ambitieuse princesse qui se mêle de tout


The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (Newspaper)


May 11, 1951 — Two Sides In Iran

May 22, 1951 — The U.S. Stand In Iran

July 7, 1951 — Bluff and Counter-Bluff

July 14, 1951 — Mr. Harriman’s Mission

August 24, 1951 — Oil Parley

September 8, 1951 — Showdown In Iran

October 3, 1951 — A Suicidal Policy

October 10, 1951 — Power In the Middle East

November 1, 1951 — Blueprint For Iran

February 4, 1952 — Mossadegh’s Gamble

April 22, 1952 — Anti-British Campaign

July 24, 1952 — Mossadegh Again

September 5, 1952 — Churchill, Truman and Jones

October 17, 1952 — Mossadegh’s Last Ditch

March 9, 1953 — Four Corners In Iran

August 18, 1953 — The Shah Was Too Late

December 8, 1953 — Hope In the Middle East

December 28, 1953 — His Last Moan

August 18, 1954 — Iran’s Improvement


The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, Canada (Newspaper)


June 11, 1951 — They Make an Empty Threat

June 12, 1951 — Oil On the Waters

June 25, 1951 — Iran in Perspective



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Related links:

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THE KOREAN WAR | Vintage Media and Editorial Archive

Australian Media Archive on Iran: 1951-1954

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