Nepal: Declassified

Documents Permanent Under-Secretary’s Planning Committee, ‘Country Assessment Sheets’, 1974 (click here) Articles ‘The allegations against MI6 are serious – so why aren’t they front page news?’ (, 16 December 2014) ‘Britain accused of conniving at torture of Maoists in Nepal’s civil war’ (Guardian, 31 August 2014)        

Permanent Under Secretary’s Planning Committee, ‘Country assessment sheets’, 8 November 1974

“Country assessment sheet: Iran” “Iran is basically pro-Western and is rapidly approaching major economic and political status in the world”. Iran provided 19% of UK oil supplies in 1973. “In addition British oil companies earn substantial amounts of foreign exchange from oil obtained from Iran. BP have an arrangement whereby they can pick up 20% […]