Ala, Hossein

Twice Prime Minister of Iran in the 1950s

Price: $25.00

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(1882-1964) English-educated Iranian politician. In his early political life Ala served as chef de cabinet of the Iranian foreign ministry 1905-16 and was a member of an Iranian delegation sent to the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. However, the British government nixed Iran's hopes of officially attending the diplomatic gathering. Ala was appointed envoy to Spain in 1920. Shortly thereafter he was appointed Iran's lead diplomat in Washington where he attempted to interest US oil companies to invest in Iran to undercut the Anglo-Persian Oil Company monopoly. Alā was Ambassador to the UK 1934-36, and to the US 1946-50. Elected Prime Minister by parliament in 1951, he resigned 27 April after Mohammad Mosaddegh submitted another oil nationalization bill to parliament 2 days earlier. He was later appointed as Court Minister, remaining so until his death. Alā was named PM the 2nd time in 1955 under the Shah, and in November 1955 survived an assassination attempt. He was replaced in April 1957. Signature in English and Farsi on 3 x 5 card, no place or date.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Card






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