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“Now an “Action Group” dreams of doing the same through pressure, misinformation & demagoguery. Never again,” he added.
The British government plotted a military putsch against the Mohammad Mossaddegh government because the premier played a key role in the country’s 1951 movement that resulted in the nationalization of Iran’s oil industry.
The US was initially opposed to the coup. However, in August 1953, British and American intelligence agencies initiated the coup by the Iranian military, setting off a series of events, including riots in the streets of the capital, Tehran, which led to the overthrow and arrest of Mossaddegh.
Sixty-five years have passed since the Mossaddegh government was toppled. The documents that have been released by the US government show that it was behind the coup.
However, some believe the ouster of the Mossaddegh government was not a coup. A glance at historical sources suggest that such a belief is incorrect.
Since the coup was launched, the US expanded its influence in Iran for more than 30 years.
According to a declassified document published in 2003, the CIA admitted to orchestrating the August 1953 coup.