The Department of State released today Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXVII, Iran; Iraq, 1973–1976. This volume, part of a subseries of the Foreign Relations series that document the most important issues in the foreign policy of the administrations of Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford, documents U.S. policy towards Iran and Iraq from 1973 to 1976.
The volume's six chapters are divided into two chronological sections. The first section documents the increasingly close political, economic, and strategic relationship, which developed between the U.S. and Iran during the mid-1970s; the second section covers Washington's somewhat more distant interactions with Iraq, with whom the United States did not maintain formal diplomatic relations following the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
This volume was compiled and edited by Monica Belmonte. The volume and this press release are available on the Office of the Historian website at http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v27. Copies of the volume will be available for purchase from the U.S. Government Printing Office online at http://bookstore.gpo.gov (GPO 044-000-02650-3; ISBN 978-0-16-090256-7), or by calling toll-free 1-866-512-1800 (D.C. area 202-512-1800). For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.