Much of its equipment is 1970s era hardware America sold it when Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
was in power.
Our troubles with Iran began in 1953, when the CIA, acting on behalf of oil interests, crushed Iran's fledgling democracy and replaced it with an American-friendly dictatorship under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
The Baghdad Pact highlighted particularly good relations between Turkey, a secular republic, and Iran under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
, who in 1941 had succeeded his father Reza Shah Pahlavi as the second monarch of the Pahlavi dynasty established in 1925.
A huge crowd filled Azadi (Freedom) Square in Tehran to hear the Iranian president commemorate the tumultuous events that ousted Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
from power 36 years ago.
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
and brought Islamists to power.
Politicians and officials occasionally have raised the idea over the past 50 years, before the 1979 Islamic Revolution that ousted King Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
No American president has met with an Iranian leader since the 1979 Islamic revolution that led to the ouster of the pro-American Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
He was also the last person to interview Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
, the last Shah of Iran.
The Iranian Revolution (Also known as the Islamic Revolution, Liberty Revolution or 1979 Freedom Revolution) refers to events involving the overthrow of Iran's monarchy (Pahlavi dynasty) under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
and its replacement with an Islamic republic under Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution.
The rally marks February 11 when the army declared solidarity with the people, turning its back on shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
MEK, as a guerrilla movement, fight Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
in the 1970s, but could not agree with the new Iranian regime of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini when it came to power in 1979.
Iran severed ties with Egypt after Cairo signed the 1978 Camp David Accord with the Israeli regime and offered asylum to Iran's deposed monarch, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi