Book Discussion by Mr. Ghobad Fakhimi: Iranian Oil Industry after Mossadegh and the 1970s Oil Crisis. PastSaturday, Oct 15, 2016 ,
Please join us for a book signing and a discussion session on "Thirty Years of Iranian Oil." by Mr. Ghobad Fakhimi.
The author will provide the you with an inside look into the rising oil prices of 1973, impact of Saudi Arabia and Zaki Yamani's efforts to undermine the Shah and Iran in their own "maneuvers" involving OPEC, the "barter" deal which linked the price of Iranian Oil sold to US companies to the value of arms sold to Iran , recently declassified documents showing the role of Donald Rumsfeld in the "barter" agreement and his hostility towards the Shah and Iran, the general state of NIOC's international affairs division in 1970s and the potential impact of these crucial events on the downfall of the Pahlavi dynasty.
This event is presented by UC Irvine's Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture.
This talk will be in Farsi/Persian and English.
This event is free and open to the public.
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