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August 27, 1979

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF THE CPSU CENTRAL COMMITTEE V. ZAGLADIN, 'ON A REQUEST FROM THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE PEOPLE'S PARTY OF IRAN'

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    Memorandum from Zagladan reporting PPI request for "non-Soviet" weapons in case of an open uprising in Iran.
    "Deputy Director of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee V. Zagladin, 'On a Request from the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran'," August 27, 1979, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGANI, f. 89, op.32, d.10, ll. 3. Contributed by Roham Alvandi and translated by Richard Iserman. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/134566
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CPSU Central Committee

On a request from the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran

The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran, (PPI) Comrade N. Kiyanuri, has addressed the CPSU Central Committee with a request to present the PPI with a quantity of [Handwritten: "weapons (automatic rifles and grenades) of non-Soviet manufacture."]

Our Iranian comrades are motivated to make this request by the necessity of preparing members of the People's Party of Iran [Handwritten: "for self-defense"] in the case of open [Handwritten: "armed uprising"] of Iranian reactionaries on leftist organizations.

It would be expedient to direct the USSR Committee of State Security and the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces to study this question and present the CPSU Central Committee with appropriate proposals.

A draft CPSU Central Committee Resolution is attached.

Deputy Director of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee

[Signature]

(V. Zagladin)

August 27, 1979

No. 25-S-1568