Iran marks 62nd anniversary of oil nationalization

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Iran celebrates the 62nd anniversary of the nationalization of its oil industry on March 20th. On this day in 1951, members of the Iranian parliament ratified a bill introduced by then Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossaddeq on the nationalization of the oil industry. Mossadeq had the support of his nationalist party and religious groups led by prominent cleric, Ayatollah Abdolqasem Mostafavi Kashani.

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