Shapoor Reporter

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From: Joseph Lloyd

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Shapoor Ardeshir Reporter KBE (1 January 1920 - 2005) was a British intelligence agent in Iran who had an important role in the 1953 Iranian coup d'état against the prime minister of the time, Mohammad Mosaddegh.

Shapoor Reporter was born in Tehran in 1920. His father was Indian Parsi, Ardeshir Reporter, was also a prominent British intelligence officer who came from Mumbai to Tehran in 1893 as the agent of Parsis. He developed friendships in the British Legation and then began to work for the British. It was he who introduced General Ironside to Reza Khan, and it was Ironside who encouraged Reza Khan to seize power. Educated in Westminster and Kings College, he graduated in 1939 in Political Science and Literature. In 1943 he was sent to India to set up the Radio Delhi programs being broadcast in Persian. In 1945 he was assigned to serve in Bahrain, and after one year was sent to China.

In 1947 he was sent to Tehran to serve as secretary to the first Indian ambassador in Tehran. During the oil nationalization in Iran, he was accorded as assistant to the U.S. ambassador Loy W. Henderson for three years, during which he had a role in the 1953 military coup. As a reward, he was offered a position in the State Department and U.S. citizenship by the U.S. secretary of state for "his brilliant services to the common cause". Then he was appointed as liaison officer for Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran.
He became a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1972, shortly after acting as an intermediary in a £100 million arms sale from the United Kingdom to Iran, for which he also received £1 million from the UK Ministry of Defence. In a 1976 bribes trial in London, he was described as "Mr. Fixit" and he was said to have received £1 million commission on one arms deal. Shapoor Reporter died of prostate cancer in Argentina in 2005.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/jun/08/bae41
http://www.mohammadmossadegh.com/biography/shapoor-reporter/
http://www.newstatesman.com/2014/07/dealing-death-secrets-britain-s-arms-trade
http://www.mohammadmossadegh.com/biography/shapoor-reporter/

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Joseph Lloyd

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From: Joseph Lloyd

I am faxing over some obituaries I hope will satisfy the request.

- Joe

  • https---www_theguardian_com-world-2007-jun-08-bae41.pdf

  • http---www_newstatesman_com-2014-07-dealing-death-secrets-britain-s-arms-trade.pdf

  • http---www_mohammadmossadegh_com-biography-shapoor-reporter-.pdf

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