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Richard Nixon’s Road to Tehran: The Making of the U.S.–Iran Arms Agreement of May 1972 (2013)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S. (2013). Richard Nixon’s Road to Tehran: The Making of the U.S.–Iran Arms Agreement of May 1972. Diplomatic History, 37(4), 841-860

In May 1972, Richard Nixon travelled to Tehran and signed a deal with the shah of Iran that allowed the Iranian monarch to purchase any U.S. weapons system he desired, in any quantity, short of nuclear weapons. This so-called 'blank cheque' was a hig... Read More about Richard Nixon’s Road to Tehran: The Making of the U.S.–Iran Arms Agreement of May 1972.