National Security Council on Iran
Declassified NSC Documents

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[Updated July 16, 2022]                                                     


National Security Council (NSC) documents on Iran

This archive collects declassified National Security Council documents on Iran. The transcribed documents are supplemented with in-depth analysis, footnotes, annotations and other background information, with regular updates to follow.

CIA Documents on Iran | 1951-1966
U.S. State Department Documents on Iran | 1951-1954
British Foreign Office documents on Iran




NSC Documents

1953

Loy Henderson’s Notes on Remarks To NSC Planning Board | June 25, 1953

Immediate Prospects In Iran | August 27, 1953

The Situation In Iran | December 28, 1953

The Situation In Iran | December 30, 1953

1954

Status of Iranian Oil Negotiations | May 25, 1954

Impending Political Crisis In Iran | June 15, 1954

1950’s

Situation In Iran | January 13, 1955

Showdown Between Shah and Iranian Prime Minister Eqbal May Be Near | July 16, 1957

Iranian Political Stability Threatened by Shah’s Determination to Rule Supreme | August 6, 1957

Operations Coordinating Board Report on Iran (NSC 5703/1) | October 8, 1958

1960’s

Stability of Shah’s Regime Questioned | April 5, 1960

Saving Amini | Komer To JFK: “Lay Down the Law” In Iran | July 18, 1962

Our Policy In Iran | October 20, 1962

1962 Memo Reveals U.S. Feared Shah of Iran’s Fall
Pulling the Strings: 1962 Memo Reveals U.S. Feared Shah’s Fall

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Related links:

The Shah of Iran’s Meeting With Kermit Roosevelt, Jr. | July 27, 1966

Campaign To Install Pro-Western Government In Iran | CIA report, 1954

In Letter To Eisenhower, Shah Demands More U.S. Aid To Preserve World Peace (1956)



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