pictory: Hoveyda Greets President Pompidou in Iran (1974)

pictory: Hoveyda Greets President Pompidou in Iran (1974)
by Darius Kadivar

Video shows Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda greeting French President Pompidou in Tehran and interview with French Press. 1974

Hoveyda with president pompidou

Amir Abbas Hoveyda talks about iran's economic development

Hoveyda talks about persian gulf security and oil transit



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ebi amirhosseini

Dear Mr Kadivar

by ebi amirhosseini on

What a nostolgic picture for me.I have a picture of my late father in law at the same ceremony shaking hands with the French president.



A true patriot

by ThePope on

Thank you D.K. BTW, where/how do you find these clips? Do you have access to some different kind of YouTube!!!!!!!??

Anyway,,, He was a remarkable man and a great politician with real nationalism values. He was by far the most intelligent minister of Shah's regime. Also, he's one of the best politician Iran ever had. God bless his soul.

To dear botshekan: bless your soul! :)

khomeini, khomeini; botshekani khomeini,,, Khomeini, khomei...


The problem with Hoveyda

by botshekan (not verified) on

The problem with Hoveyda brothers was that they were under the illsuion that they were both French politicians and diplomats in the same status as Pompidou, Chirac or Giscard. They had forgotten that they both served a dictatorship and their bones were formed under the tyranny of Qajars, to which they belonged, and the dictatorship of the Pahlavis to which they bowed. Their foolhrdy "yes-manship" cost the Shah his throne and the nation its tomorrows.


Very nostalgic.

by jamshid on

Very nostalgic. Thanks.

God bless Hoveyda. Such a class act. Compare that to the embarassments that are in charge today.