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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • July 04, 1983

    Information by the Soviet Ambassador in Budapest on the situation in Iran

    This bulletin from the Soviet ambassador to Hungary describes Soviet relations with Iran, including tensions relating to Iranian communists and the double containment policy created by Soviet military aid to Iran, as well as Iraq, during the Iran-Iraq War.

  • 1984

    About Iran’s approach against the Tudeh Party

    The Stasi expects harsh sentences for People's Party of Iran (Tudeh) members being tried by the Iranian regime and suggests that the trials will lead to repression of other leftist groups.

  • April 08, 1985

    Letter, First Secretary of the PPI Central Committee A. Khavari to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Official Request from PPI First Secretary Ali Khavari to allow Forugian to take a special study course.

  • January 27, 1989

    E. Shevardnadze, D. Yazov, and V. Kamentsev to Comrade M.S. Gorbachev

    Minister of Foreign Affairs E. Shevardnadze, Minister of Defense D. Yazov, and Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers V. Kamentsev discuss Soviet military committments in the Warsaw Pact and various bilateral agreements on friendship, cooperation, and mutual assistance in a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev.

  • March 25, 1989

    Letter to Gorbachev from Shevardnadze, Yazov, and Kamentsev on Obligations for Military Assistance

    In this letter, Shevardnadze, Yazov, and Kamentsev discuss the Soviet Union's obligations to provide military assistance to their treaty partners, and the differences between treaties.

  • 1991

    Memo Concerning the Question of Giving Technical Assistance to Iran in the Design of a Tactical Missile System

    This document, most likely from 1990-91, discusses Iran's request to the Soviet Union for assistance in the design of Tactical Missile System. The writer expresses the opinion that assistance should not be provided in the interest of preventing further escalation between Iran and Israel.