The year 1944 A.D.

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January, 19, 1944 A.D.:
Iran Cuts Ties With Saudi Arabia


After an unfortunate incident in which an Iranian pilgrim was executed during pilgrimage, Iran officially cut diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia. Eye witnesses reported that in Dec, 1943, Abutaleb Yazdi, the 22 year old Iranian Haji suddenly got sick while doing the traditional tour around Kaaba. It ... Read Full Article:


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January, 22, 1944 A.D.:
Khosrow Golesorkhi Is Born


(Wikipedia) - Khosrow Golesorkhi was born on 22 January 1944, in Rasht. He was an Iranian journalist, poet, and communist activist in Iran during the Cold War. Famous for his leftist and revolutionary poetry, Golesorkhi was convicted along with his friend, Keramat Daneshian, a director, of plotting ... Read Full Article:


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February, 10, 1944 A.D.:
Iran / U.S. Diplomacy Reaches Embassy Level


The WWII gave the United States tools to become a major world player. A shift in U.S. foreign diplomacy was shaping towards imperialism and opportunities were sought to follow the Russian and British political trends. Roosevelt wrote in a note on Jan, 12, 1944 that Iran was a backward country and th... Read Full Article:


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February, 26, 1944 A.D.:
Majlis Fourteenth Terms Begins


The 14th Majlis term started on Feb, 26, 1944.The fourteenth term convened while Allied Powers still occupied parts of Iran. Political groups were formed following Reza Shah’s fall from power who shared Majlis seats. There were reports of unrest in some electoral districts. After the WWII, Iran ha... Read Full Article:


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July, 4, 1944 A.D.:
Reza Shah Dies In Exile


Reza Shah Pahlavi who was living his last days of life in Johannesburg died after suffering from cardiac problems. His corpse was mummified and sent to Egypt where a ceremonial burial took place in his honor. Six years later, his body was brought back to Iran and buried in a mausoleum near Rhagae. A... Read Full Article:


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July, 4, 1944 A.D.:
Ararat Club Founded


The Ararat Club was established on July, 4, 1944 by a group of Armenian-Iranians. They named the club after the famous mountain of the same name. The club was run by an Armenian athletic organization and was one of few clubs in Iranian football to have its own private stadium and training facilities... Read Full Article:


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September, 6, 1944 A.D.:
Saed Presents Cabinet Of Ministers


A couple of days after Mohammad Saed Maraghei resigned as Prime Minister, he was asked to return to duty and govern Iran under occupation. As he was presenting his cabinet of ministers and his programs, the Soviets and their Toodeh Party were pressuring Iran to sign a deal that granted exclusive rig... Read Full Article:


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October, 9, 1944 A.D.:
Saed Stands Against USSR


A Soviet delegate of petroleum experts, headed by Sergei Kavtradze visited Iran on Sep, 15, 1944 and complained about PM Saed's attitude towards Russians in a meeting with Shah on Oct, 1st. Saed was reluctant to sign an agreement while Iran was under occupation. In a closed session at the parliament... Read Full Article:


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November, 8, 1944 A.D.:
USSR's Ultimatum To Iran


On Nov, 8, 1944, the Soviet Ambassador submitted an ultimatum asking the Iranian government asking for handing over the killer(s) of a Soviet officer during demonstrations three days earlier. Following Iran's rejection of an unfair treaty which the Soviet Union wanted to impose during the war, the S... Read Full Article:


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November, 25, 1944 A.D.:
Bayat Presents Cabinet


Morteza Gholi Bayat was an Iranian political figure who was very active during the Constitutional Monarchy Movement. He continuously became parliament representative from Arak from 4th to 13th term of Majlis and was mostly the deputy of the Majlis speaker. He was a minister both in Soheili and Saed ... Read Full Article:


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November, 26, 1944 A.D.:
Warning From India About U.S.


A classified letter from Ali Motamedi, Iranian representative in India is delivered to Prime Minister Saed on Nov, 26, 1944. The report that was dated Sep, 5, 1944 indicated a shift in the U.S. policy after the WWII which used to be based on non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs.Th... Read Full Article:

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