CIA admits role in 1953 Iranian coup

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PostWed Aug 21, 2013 12:53 am » by Noentry

CIA admits role in 1953 Iranian coup

Declassified documents describe in detail how US – with British help – engineered coup against Mohammad Mosaddeq


The CIA has publicly admitted for the first time that it was behind the notorious 1953 coup against Iran's democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, in documents that also show how the British government tried to block the release of information about its own involvement in his overthrow.

On the 60th anniversary of an event often invoked by Iranians as evidence of western meddling, the US national security archive at George Washington University published a series of declassified CIA documents.

"The military coup that overthrew Mosaddeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of US foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government," reads a previously excised section of an internal CIA history titled The Battle for Iran.

The documents, published on the archive's website under freedom of information laws, describe in detail how the US – with British help – engineered the coup, codenamed TPAJAX by the CIA and Operation Boot by Britain's MI6. ... anian-coup

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PostWed Aug 21, 2013 8:31 am » by grimghost

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Sixty years ago, Iranian military officers backed by U-S and British intelligence agencies initiated a coup d'état. The coup toppled Iran's first democratically-elected government and its popular prime minister, Mohammad Mosadegh.

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PostWed Aug 21, 2013 11:01 am » by Icarus1

in the words of eminem " iv created a monster " :)
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PostWed Aug 21, 2013 11:07 am » by *WillEase*

I thought this was widely known.
The CIA may have only recently admitted to it, but most people even then, knew exactly who was
behind it.

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