Soviet Russia and the Middle East

Archive Report

Renewal of Old Rivairiew in Middle East

Russia and Scheduled Removal of Troops from Iran

Soviet and british troops are scheduled, under existing agreements, to be withdrawn from Iran by Mar. 2, 1946. The Anglo-Soviet-Iranian treaty of 1942, which authorized stationing of the foreign troops in Iran, called for their withdrawal six months after the end of the war. By an exchange of letters last September, the Soviet Union and Great Britain agreed that the six-month period should run from V-J Day, Sept. 2, 1945.

A Soviet statement submitted to the United Nations Security Council, Jan. 25, recalled that Russia had the right to send troops into Iran under a 1921 treaty as well as under the tripartite treaty of 1942. But the Iranian delegation at London ...

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