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July 19, 1951 — The Binghamton Press (Letter)

The Mossadegh Project | December 10, 2013                  

This letter to the editor ran in The Binghamton Press in New York on July 19, 1951. Note that the newspaper identified all correspondents by their initials only.

Oil Management Plan

Endicott, N.Y.
July 6, 1951

To the Editor of The Press:

With the Iranian oil situation deadlocked and each side threatening the other, a solution to the problem seems very remote.

Why has no proposal been made to have the displaced British oil company operate the plant on a management contract basis?

The main concern of the Western World is access to Iran’s oil and the exclusion of Russia from its control.

A management contract of benefit to both parties can be negotiated, so that both can save face. Iran will get added revenue and the Western World, including Britain, will get the oil.


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Related links:

Weeping Champ | Letter to Editors of The Binghamton Press, March 17, 1953

Iran Refuses To Produce Oil At Home—Will Spread More Here! | J.E. Jones, July 19, 1951

Selective Outrage | Letter to the Editor of The New York Times, November 25, 1979

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