PREMIERSHIP: Margaret Thatcher On Iran Air Flight to visit the Shah (1978)

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PREMIERSHIP: Margaret Thatcher On Iran Air Flight to visit the Shah (1978)
by Darius Kadivar
05-Jun-2012
 

Not yet the Iron Lady to be, Margaret Thatcher toured the Middle East before her landslide victory to Premiership at 10 Downing Street. She was to stop in Iran to visit the Shah on a private visit prior to her election. (Source: persianrealm.com

( Special Thanks to TB For Sharing the photo with me)

Iran Air TV Commercial in America 1970s :


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IRON LADY

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Margaret Thatcher speaks with the press about winning the général :



'The Iron Lady' Trailer 2 HD :

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Olivia Colman and Anthony Head

 

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Shah and the British Concorde

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Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Flying With Supersonic Concorde & Ordering Two SSTC oncorde In The Early 1970. Excerpt from documentary Film on the history of theConcord. Ultimately the Shah did not purchase the Concorde because America's President Richard Nixon suggested that the Concord Represented a major Challenge to American Airlines Companies like PAN AM. So the offer was abandoned. Despite its groundbreaking technology the superbe Concorde Airplanes they would have proved to be a bad investment on the long term. ( See BBC Article on Corconrde's Last Flight ) 


More Footage showing Concord Crew Greeted by the Shah as well as Crown Prince Reza: 

 

Recommended Reading :

Thatcher wanted UK to offer Iran’s shah sanctuary (Zeenews.com)

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vildemose

Great interview with

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Great interview with shahbanoo Farah Pahlavi

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftH3e25cdak&feature=player_embedded

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anglophile

Loyalty matters to Thatcher

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As I said on a number of times she argued in favour of Britain giving a refuge to the Shah but was opposed strongly by her own cabinet advisors who had predicted a hostage crisis in the event. She values old allies.