Le Cercle/1978 (Tehran)

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Event.png Le Cercle/1978 (Tehran)(Le Cercle/Meeting) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date3 September 1978
LocationTehran,  Iran
ParticipantsBrian Crozier, Iain Elliott, Antoine Pinay, Robert Thompson, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

The Shah invited Le Cercle to Tehran in August 1978.[1]

"In August 1978, the Shah reversed his previous decision and invited the Cercle to Teheran; although Violet was prevented from travelling due to ill-health, Crozier, Elliott, Thompson and a team of advisors flew to Teheran on 3rd September. The Cercle team stopped off in France to pick up Antoine Pinay, whose long acquaintance with the Shah would add authority to the Cercle's proposals. The Cercle team met the Shah for two and a half hours, but were struck by his apathy. They then went on to discuss the situation with two top SAVAK officials, General Motazed and the head of the research department, Kaveh. The Cercle and SAVAK officials discussed a plan to distribute leaflets to split the tacit alliance between the Shiite fundamentalists and the Communist Tudeh party."[1]


Known Participants

3 of the 5 of the participants already have pages here:

Brian CrozierArch espionage insider who founded his own intelligence agency
Iain ElliotAssociate Director of Radio Liberty and also worked in other intelligence-connected organizations. Attended 3 meetings of Le Cercle
Antoine PinayMulti-Bilderberg French deep politician, chairman and eponymous head of the Pinay Cercle


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