Recorded Telephone Conversation between President Johnson and Shah of Iran (1965)


Recorded Telephone Conversation between President Johnson and Shah of Iran (1965)
by Darius Kadivar

Shah of Iran on a visit to New York speaks with President Johnson on général topics of mutual interests. Johnson expresses relief that the Shah had recently escaped an assassination attempt on his life. (Source:

Telephone Conversation between President Johnson and Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi :

(Courtesy of TheLBJLibrary)

Description of Conversation:

Citation No.: 7748

May 18, 1965

Time: 11:01 AM

Location: Shah of Iran is calling from NYC

Speakers: President Johnson and Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

General Topics: Africa; Diplomacy; First Lady; Latin America; LBJ Reminiscences; Middle East; Pre-presidential; Vietnam

Topics: LBJ Welcomes Shah Of Iran, Expresses Relief On His Escaping Assassination Attempt; Shah's Trip To Argentina, Brazil; Latin American Reaction To Dominican Crisis, Vietnam; LBJ Asks For Support At Afro-Asian Conference In Algiers; LBJ's Visit To Iran As VP

More info on the LBJ telephone conversations: Here

Description of Photos:

Top left: Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and President Lyndon B. Johnson speak in the Oval Office, August 23, 1967.

Top right: Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, President Lyndon B.Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, August 22, 1967.

Bottom: In conversation before State Dinner (foreground, L-R) Lady Bird Johnson (back to camera), Lynda Johnson, V.P. Hubert Humphrey, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, August 22, 1967.

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