The year 1941 A.D.

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June, 26, 1941 A.D.:
Iran Declares Neutrality At WWII


5 days after Nazi Germany's invasion into Soviets, Iran declared it's neutrality in the WWII. The Soviet government declared it's satisfaction from this decision. Reza Shah of Iran also asked Germany to evacuate extra citizens from Iran so that there would be no pretext. However, one month later the... Read Full Article:


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July, 8, 1941 A.D.:
Statistics Of Foreign Nationals


In a last effort to assure Iran's neutrality in war, the Ettelaat Newspaper gave the statistics of foreign nationals in Iran as follows; 2590 British, 390 Soviets, 690 Germans, 310 Italians, 180 Czechoslovakians, 70 Swiss, 260 Greece and 140 Yugoslavians.The official paper depicted that Iran needed ... Read Full Article:


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August, 25, 1941 A.D.:
Allied Powers Invade Iran


Despite the fact that Iran had declared it's neutrality during the World War II, Britain and Soviets started their invasion into Iran. Two weeks before, Britain's minister Reader Bullard and Soviet ambassador Smirnov handed the Iranian Foreign Office an ultimatum signed by both their Governments dem... Read Full Article:


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August, 25, 1941 A.D.:
3 Iranians Stop The Red Army


The Red Army of USSR was stuck at the Jolfa Bridge on the Aras River. In the midst of the World War II, during the invasion of Iran by Allied Powers, while any resistance would be crushed brutally, three Iranian border guards did not yield to the Soviet invaders and did not permit them to cross the ... Read Full Article:


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August, 27, 1941 A.D.:
PM Mansour Forced To Resign


Reza Shah summoned Russian and British ambassadors on Aug, 25 as he heard their advance on the Iranian soil. He expressed his disappointment over such shocking action. He pretended to be unaware of the events that led to this attack. After the meeting Reza Shah asked Prime Minister Rajabali Mansour ... Read Full Article:


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September, 16, 1941 A.D.:
Iran Cuts Ties With Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Hungary


Following British and Russian occupation, Iran was forced to cuts ties With axis nations including Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Hungary. Although the two states had guaranteed Iran's sovereignty, in threatening notes to the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs such illegitimate requests were made. Th... Read Full Article:


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September, 16, 1941 A.D.:
Reza Shah Resigns


Reza Shah signs his resignation letter prepared by PM Foroughi in which he declared that due to his age, he though that a younger person, namely his son would be better for the job. In fact neither the British nor the Soviets wanted him because of his tendencies towards Germans. The B.B.C. radio had... Read Full Article:


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September, 18, 1941 A.D.:
Reza Shah Helps Germans Escape


According to many historians, Anschluss in 1938 was the event that triggered the WWII. However, the world history covering WWII is full of bias and lies mostly for justification of injustice; such as apartheid in occupied Palestinian lands in broad daylight.Germans were playing a very crucial and ba... Read Full Article:


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September, 21, 1941 A.D.:
Foroughi Becomes Prime Minister Again


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 prese... Read Full Article:


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November, 13, 1941 A.D.:
Majlis Thirteenth Terms Begins


The 13th Majlis term started on Nov, 13, 1941.Iran was under occupation and the thirteenth term coincided with the Tehran Conference attended by the head of states of U.K., U.S.S.R. and U.S., where the territorial integrity and political independence of Iran was guaranteed. Among important legislati... Read Full Article:


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December, 6, 1941 A.D.:
Foroughi Presents New Cabinet Of Ministers


6 months after Allied Powers entered Iran, Foroughi presented his new cabinet of ministers to the parliament. The surprise person proposed in charge of ministry of war was no one but Col. Ahmad Nakhjevan, an army general who had dismissed all soldiers from garrisons right after enemy forces entered ... Read Full Article:

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