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August 30, 1979

EXTRACT FROM MINUTES NO. 174 PARA. 47GS OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE, 'ON A REQUEST FROM THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE PEOPLE'S PARTY OF IRAN'

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    Central Committee of Iran requests, and receives approval for, the USSR Committee of State Security and the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces to ‘study the question’ of potentially providing the Tudeh Party with non-Soviet weapons.
    "Extract from Minutes No. 174 Para. 47gs of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, 'On a Request from the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran'," August 30, 1979, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGANI, f. 89, op.32, d.10, ll. 2. Contributed by Roham Alvandi and translated by Richard Iserman. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/209031
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SUBJECT TO RETURN WITHIN 3 DAYS TO THE CPSU CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Workers of the world Unite!

COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION, CENTRAL COMMITTEE

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No. St 174/47gs

From 30.VIII.1979

Extract from Minutes No. 174 Para. 47gs of the Secretariat of the Central Committee

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

RESOLVED:

To direct the USSR Committee of State Security and the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces to study the question of the possibility of providing the People's Party of Iran [Handwritten: "with various weapons of non-Soviet manufacture"] and present proposals to the CPSU Central Committee.

SECRETARY OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Distributed to: Comrades Andropov, Ustinov, and Ponomarev

Reported: see extract from Comrades Andropov and Ponomarev in the material, opr. 184-v from 10.VII.1980