By: Mir M.Hosseini
One month after Ebrahim Hakimi presented his cabinet, Majlis issued him a vote of confidence to proceed with the new government despite opposition by Seyyed Ziaoddin Tabatabayi and the Toodeh Party. His main object was to control tensions with the USSR and persuade the Soviets to end their occupation of northern Iran. Tensions specially escalated during the previous government headed by Mohsen Sadr who had banned publications of the Toodeh Party.
As Prime Minister Hakimi angered the Soviets by refusing to grant concessions in Northern Iran, while Soviet backed Democrat Party took over Azerbaijan and Kurdistan. The Red Army prevented Iranian troops from entering the region to put-down the uprising. Hakimi submitted the issue to the UN Security Council and resigned in protest.