Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran

The Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran was the British and Russian invasion of the Empire of Iran during World War II, by Soviet, British and other Commonwealth armed forces. The invasion lasted from 25 August to 17 September 1941, and was codenamed Operation Countenance. The purpose was to secure Iranian oil fields and ensure Allied supply lines for the Soviets fighting against Axis forces on the Eastern Front. Though Iran was officially neutral, according to the Allies its monarch Rezā Shāh ... more on Wikipedia

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