White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (at microphones) delivers welcoming remarks to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shahanshah of Iran, during arrival ceremonies inside Hangar 11 at Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Terminal, Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C. Looking on from the Reviewing Platform (L-R): the Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi (holding bouquet of roses); Secretary of State Dean Rusk; the Shahanshah; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; Ambassador of Iran Hossein Ghods-Nakhai (Qods-Nakhai); Foreign Minister of Iran Abbas Aram; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Lyman L. Lemnitzer; unidentified man; and Chief of Protocol Angier Biddle Duke. Air Force Aide to the President Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh stands left of the platform; Military Aide to the President General Chester V. Clifton (in back) stands right of the platform. Standing in line behind Secretary Rusk: 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.