Journal of history of Iran)

Document Type : review paper


Oil was among the profoundest matters between Iran and England during Rezashah era. The British government aimed at extending the Darsi contract for another 60 years, and the Iranian part, on the other hand, desired to manage the contracts to its own benefit in order to increase the financial earnings for which Iran was in urgent need to renew its foundations. Abdolhosein Teymourtash on behalf of the Iranian part entered the complex negotiations with the oil company agents and English authorities in order to improve Iran’s portion. Applying the method of historical analysis and using some unpublished documents, this research aims at surveying the negotiations and dealing with the obstacles, goals, and final advantages in the field leading to the oil contract of 1933.