For several years after World War II, down to the end of 1949, American assistance to Iran was quite limited. Washington advocated inexpensive internal reforms and a moderate strengthening of Iranian security forces. The Department of State concentrated on Western Europe, hoping to limit commitments in other areas. The department considered the Marshall Plan the necessary end of foreign aid, not the auspicious beginning.
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