IRAN

Events

monarchy Pahlavi dynasty

1925 - 1979

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi monarch 1919-1980

1941 - 1979

Mohammad Mosaddeq Prime Minister 1882-1967

1951 - 1953

nationalized Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

1951

OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) created

1960

Islamic republic

1979

Iranian Hostage Crisis

1979 - 1981

Ayatollah Khomeini Supreme ruler of Iran 1902-1989

1979 - 1989

Iran-Iraq War

1980 - 1988

Ali Khamenei Supreme ruler of Iran 1939-

1989 - 2016