With the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson, US officials became increasingly reluctant to criticize or challenge the shah’s policies. Up to this point in the bilateral relationship, the scales had been tipped in favor of the United States because the shah depended on American economic and military assistance, but as Iran’s oil revenues grew and the United States, mired in Vietnam, faced an increasingly hostile world, the balance began to shift in favor of the Iranian monarch.
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