Rare pictures of Dr Mosadegh

An author, administrator, lawyer, and prominent parliamentarian, his administration introduced a range of social and political actions such as social security, land reforms, and raising taxes including introducing taxation of the rent on land. His government’s most notable policy, however, was the seizure by nationalization of the persian oil industry, which had been built by the British since 1913 through the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC/AIOC) (later British Petroleum and BP).