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Veep: Iran oil nationalization new horizon in Iran national development

Tehran, Iranian First Vice President said Nationalization of the Iranian oil industry Day with the efforts made by Mohammad Mosaddegh has opened a new horizon in Iran's national development.

In his Twitter message which was released on the occasion of Nationalization of the Iranian oil industry Day on Wednesday, he said the day has made prominent Iran's name in the international community and among anti-colonialism movements.

He also urged learning from the great history of Iran.

The nationalization of the Iranian oil industry resulted from a movement in the Iranian parliament to seize control of Iran's oil industry, which had been run by private companies, largely controlled by foreign interests. The legislation was passed on March 15, 1951, and was verified by the Majlis on March 17, 1951.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said Nationalization of the Iranian oil industry also happened as a result of popular support and comprehensive consensus of political elites.

The great Iranian nations have always been steadfast and pioneer in fighting colonialism and arrogance, he added.

He noted that Iranians have never dealt their independence, pride and national dignity with hypocrisy.

He underlined that strong leaders opposing foreigners' aggression are all around the country.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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