The year 1937 A.D.

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January, 18, 1937 A.D.:
Iran Withdraws Minister From Paris


On Jan, 18, 1937, shortly after cutting diplomatic ties with the U.S., Iran withdrew the Minister Plenipotentiary from Paris because of a pun, as a French newspapers had published photographs of a Paris cat labeled 'Son Majeste le Chat!' meaning his majesty the cat. The word for cat in French reads... Read Full Article:


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February, 4, 1937 A.D.:
Parliament Ratifies Amiranian Deal


Ten years after first attempts by American companies to enter the Iranian petroleum market, as they were challenged by Britain and Russia; the Sinclair Company was forced to leave Iran for good. In 1933, a new contract with the British South Oil company limited the operation domain of that company t... Read Full Article:


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July, 8, 1937 A.D.:
Saadabad Treaty Signed


Upon an initiative from the British government, Iran was somehow forced to sign a non-agression treaty with Turkey, Iraq, and Afghanistan in Saadabad Palace north of Tehran. Pakistan did not exist at the time. The main reason behind this treaty was to make it impossible for Iran to reclaim Afghanist... Read Full Article:


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September, 11, 1937 A.D.:
Majlis Eleventh Term Begins


The 11th Majlis term started on Sep, 11, 1937. Iran had entered a fast pace of progress. Reza Shah's risky steps including withdrawing minister from Paris and Washington and insisting that Iran shall not be called Persia in international documents earned him respect as a patriotic person who cared f... Read Full Article:


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December, 29, 1937 A.D.:
Iran Ships Opium To Japan


At the League of Nations, the Chinese representative, submits a complaint accusing Japan of importing tens of tons of opium from Iran and distributing it in China. The claim was backed by documents showing that 109 tons of raw opium was shipped from Iran on Dec, 29 followed by a shipment of 82 tons ... Read Full Article:

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