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November, 20

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November, 20, 520 A.D.:
Iran Declares War On East Roman Empire


After 3 consequent formal ultimatums, Ghobad declares war on East Romans (Constantinopole) The Iranian army soon advances in Roman territory occupying cities including Theodoropolis. Anastasius, the young Roman emperor consequently asked for a ceasefire. According to the peace treaty that had been... Read Full Article:


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November, 20, 1855 A.D.:
Britain Breaks Off Diplomatic Relations With Iran


After Charles Murray was appointed British ambassador to Iran in 1854, a very strange incident took place. The British ambassador appointed Hashem Khan, an officer in the Persian army and one of Shah's bodyguards as a secretary in the mission in Tehran. This was against the wishes of the Shah and h... Read Full Article:


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November, 20, 1885 A.D.:
Second American Minister To Persia


The first American Minister Plenipotentiary to Persia was Samuel Benjamin whose mission started in 1883. It was Benjamin who first drafted the diplomatic code used by the American legation in Persia.After two years, he was succeeded by Fredrick Winston, who was appointed by US President Grover Cleve... Read Full Article:


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November, 20, 1952 A.D.:
Price Of Gold Coin, Mosaddegh Times


Tehran newspapers report price of 745 Iran Rials for Pahlavi gold coins while U.S. dollar exchange rate stands at 74 Rials. Those were times when Iran was under an economic embargo by Britain and could not export petroleum.... Read Full Article:


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November, 20, 2006 A.D.:
White House Dismissed CIA Draft


According to a report by the New Yorker magazine, the White House dismissed a classified CIA draft assessment that found no conclusive evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program. Iran's arch foe, the United States constantly accused Iran of trying to acquire WMD, while Iran systematically ... Read Full Article:

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