How the UK got it wrong on Iran…in 1979

For the first time under the UK’s 30-year classification rules, a “secret and confidential” paper reveals just how flawed UK foreign policy and intelligence was on Iran in the lead-up to the fall of the Shah in 1979. From a high-level diplomatic inquiry headed by Nicholas Browne, defence and diplomatic editor James Blitz discovers why the UK and US failed to see the coming Iranian revolution and what lessons can be learned for today.