But Reza Shah should soon assert his authority by dramatically interfering in the negotiations. The monarch attended a meeting of the Council of Ministers in November 1932 and, after publicly dictating to Teymourtash his inability to reach an agreement, he dictated a letter to the cabinet in which he abandoned the D`Arcy Agreement. The Iranian government told APOC that it would end further negotiations and requested the lifting of the D`Arcy concession. The UK government opposed the annulment, supported the appeal on behalf of APOC and took the dispute to the Permanent International Court of Justice in The Hague, saying it considered itself “justified in taking all measures that the situation might require to protect the company”. The Permanent International Court of Justice was a tool of the League of Nations, itself dominated by the victors of the First World War. At that time, Hassan Taqizadeh was appointed Iran`s new minister to take responsibility for the oil file. In modern political history, Taqizadeh is known as a secular politician who believed that “Iran should be Europeanized externally and internally, in body and mind.”  Taqizadeh was too familiar to the British to say that the cancellation was only intended to speed up negotiations and that withdrawing from the negotiations would constitute political suicide for Iran. This last share should finally be ceded to the French as part of the San Remo oil agreement. There have previously been abortive attempts at an agreement, provisional and definitive version of the long-berengar agreement,:148 &172, then the Greenwood Berengar agreement before the final version of San Remo. All versions are available at the following address.
:172-8 APOC members had ratified a provisional agreement in early November. The new agreement will enter into force on 1 April 2018, immediately after the expiry of the current agreement. It is valid until 31 March 2021. He came to London, he won, and he fed, and he spent day and night negotiating. There were a lot of interviews. He married his daughter, he trained his son [Harrow], he met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, a change took place in our government, and in the midst of this whole maze of activities, we reached a preliminary agreement on the principles to be included in the new document, so that some figures and the lump sum could be settled later. The agreement honours the valuable contributions of APOC members to Canada Post`s success in serving Canadians. This includes raising wages every year and improving health care. All IOC members acknowledged that the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) owns the oil and facilities in Iran and that IOP`s role is to operate and manage them on behalf of NIOC. To facilitate the task, iOP created two operational units based in the Netherlands and both were delegated to NIOC.   Like the Saudi “50/50” Aramco agreement of 1950, the consortium agreed to share profits with Iran on a 50-50 basis, “but not to open its books to Iranian accountants or to let Iranians into its board of directors.”  The negotiations that led to the creation of the consortium in 1954-55 were considered a feat of skillful diplomacy for the “Seven Sisters.”  Some saw this as a step to quell the Iranians` growing tensions, as it allowed IOP to hijack and conceal profits with ease – effectively controlling Iran`s share of profits.
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