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Haji is Gone : The Story of Twenty Years Friendship of US President Richard Nixon and Shah of Iran

By Torabi, Shahram

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Title: Haji is Gone : The Story of Twenty Years Friendship of US President Richard Nixon and Shah of Iran  
Author: Torabi, Shahram
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, International Politics, Diplomatic History, United State and Iran Relations from 1953 till 1974
Collections: History, Authors Community
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Publisher: For Original Farsi Version Alavi Publication
Member Page: Shahram Torabi


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The Friendship began with a coup in Iran in 1953 and the return of the Shah to the country followed by then vice-president of the United States Richard Nixon's trip to Iran. This friendship lasted for twenty years till 1974, when Nixon, Resigned. This friendship has many untold events that the story tries to disclose by a fiction historic book.

This is a fictional historical story about twenty years of the close friendship between US President Nixon and Shah of Iran with untold realities behind this friendship and ups and down in Iran and US relations during 1953 till 1973.

All were Ardeshir Zahedi's fault. The king had sent two people to the United States. Ardeshir Zahedi and Army General Hassan Toufanian. Hassan Toufanian was involved with the Shah's arms purchases in the United States, but since these purchases were of a very special quality, which often required Congressional approval, King sent Zahedi to Washington to play the role of Iran's lobby in the US Congress. With copying Israel behavior, Shah had found out if he did not have a strong lobby in the United States he could not influence Senators and Representatives of the Senate and House of Representative and he would not be able to proceed with plans he had in mind in the United States. Zahedi's problem was that he played this role very well, in fact much better than expected. Permanently held on luxurious banquets, which in all prominent US personalities, famous celebrities, investors, bankers, influential members of Congress, politicians and ambassadors, including major Jewish lobbyists, were invited. These cocktails were held constantly, creating a friendly atmosphere that no-one liked to miss. Fantastic Iranian reception, extravagant spending, the presence of beautiful ladies, dancing performance and entertainment made a tremendous party that something like it could not be found other place in Washington. These banquets would fulfill the purpose they were made for. Ardeshir Zahedi had established a close relationship with everyone who liked. Whenever needed he could directly ring to anyone he wanted or meet everyone needed without a prior appointment to discuss issues intended and share thoughts and opinion with them. Congressional resolutions on Iran's affairs were often approved by the strong support of the senators and delegates in line with Iran's demands.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Introduction 1. Cocktail Party 2. Shah Help to Nixon 3. Two different roles of Shah 4. Challenges Ahead 5. Deals with Europe 6. Diamond Suitcase 7. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Kish 8. Revenge from Shah 9. Anxiety in Tel Aviv 10. The end of fondness 11. Atomic Mausoleum 12. Last Visit 13. Parties to Negotiation 14. CIA Headquarter transfer to Tehran 15. The fate of old classmates 16. Aversion 17. A plan for Iran 18. Unforgivable Crimes 19. Iran's Desk at US Department of State 20. A dossier on the table


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