By: Mir M.Hosseini
After Mansour's resignation, Foroughi was appointed Prime Minister on Aug, 27, 1941. However, after Reza Shah resigned on Sep, 16th, he submitted his own resignation the next day. No one else was found to accept this duty. The new king Mohammad Reza Pahlavi chose him as prime minister again to present his cabinet to the Majlis on Sep, 21.
Majlis approved his cabinet on Sep, 23. Foroughi had to deal with several hard issues in his term while Iran was under occupation. Food was scarce and public discontent was on the rise. The Iranian army was actually dissolved and the Soviets actually took control of northern Iran creating a buffer zone that included 5 major provinces of Khorasan, Gorgan, Mazandaran, Gilan, and Azerbaijan.
Nevertheless, during Foroughi's term he inaugurated the Tehran-Qazvin railroad, also Iran's 12th Majlis thus approved a total of four cabinet of ministers during its term.