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Anglo-Iranian Oil Dispute

Volume 529: debated on Monday 5 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the present position in respect of a settlement of the Anglo-Iranian Oil dispute.

Negotiators representing the eight oil companies went back to Tehran on 19th June and have resumed discussions with the Persian Government. These continue in a most cordial atmosphere and progress has been made on a number of matters.

Would the right hon. and learned Gentleman say what is happening to the oil installations? To what extent are they working?