White House Photographs
Arrival ceremonies for Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shahanshah of Iran, and his wife, the Empress Farah Pahlavi, inside Hangar 11 at Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Terminal, Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C. Standing on the Reviewing Platform (L-R): First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; President John F. Kennedy; the Shahanshah; the Empress; Foreign Minister of Iran Abbas Aram; Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Ambassador of Iran Hossein Ghods-Nakhai (Qods-Nakhai), mostly hidden behind Secretary Rusk; Chief of Protocol Angier Biddle Duke; unidentified man; and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Lyman L. Lemnitzer. Air Force Aide to the President Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh (center) stands in front of the platform. Standing in line behind the Empress: Ambassador of Nicaragua and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Dr. Guillermo Sevilla-Sacasa; Lillian Somoza de Sevilla-Sacasa, wife of the Nicaraguan Ambassador; Virginia Rusk, wife of Secretary Rusk; and Major General Mohammad Amir-Khatami, Commanding General of the Imperial Iranian Air Force. Standing in line behind General Lemnitzer: Walter N. Tobriner, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia; and District of Columbia Commissioners Brigadier General Frederick J. Clarke and John B. Duncan.