updated Wed. August 10, 2022
April 22, 2018
The role of the CIA in the coup against democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953, or the support from the US and various Arab governments to Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war, are among the crucial episodes that are said to decisively influence the Iranian regime'sÃâÃÂ ...
April 16, 2018
Mohammad Mossadegh, Prime Minister of democratically elected Iranian government in the early fifties, opposed the British and “threw them out of Iran's oil wells and paid the price”. “Mossadegh was overthrown and jailed. Then came the Americans; they were... eventually thrown out which they could notÃâÃÂ ...
The National Interest Online
April 16, 2018
The relevant history includes the British and Soviet occupation of Iran during World War II, and the American and British overthrow of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953. The Trump administration's fostering of a U.S.-Israeli-Saudi axis centered on—indeed, defined by—hostility to Iran is theÃâÃÂ ...
April 12, 2018
Even though British policy did not allow American companies to delaminate eastern Arabian borders, it had accepted U.S. companies' entrance into Iranian oil after 1952, which was one of the reasons leading to the ouster of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 with Operation Ajax.
March 21, 2018
In the game, which is also available online as a free download, players take on the role of the cat of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, the first democratically elected prime minister of Iran. As Mossadegh's cat, players journey through the key events of his life by performing such cat-like actions as knocking itemsÃâÃÂ ...
March 18, 2018
BANGKOK — As the immigration officer of an authoritarian country, smash the “visa denied” stamp onto passports of huddled masses waiting in line. As an agent for Big Brother, tap into phones and stalk social media accounts. As the pet cat of Iran's first democratically elected prime minister, meow alongÃâÃÂ ...
The Washington Spectator (blog)
March 16, 2018
(Not that the gringos haven't been implicated in abuses in Iran: the 1953 CIA coup that overthrew Mohammad Mossadegh, the demo- cratically elected prime minister, comes to mind, as does the ensuing reign of the notoriously repressive shah, a dedicated U.S. ally and obsessive purchaser of AmericanÃâÃÂ ...
March 13, 2018
REUTERSTEHRAN, March 14 — Tehran's city council yesterday renamed a street in the Iranian capital after former nationalist prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, who was deposed in a 1953 coup, local news agencies reported. Mossadegh was overthrown in a CIA-organised coup with support fromÃâÃÂ ...
March 13, 2018
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran's city council has voted to name a street in the Iranian capital after a liberal prime minister who was overthrown in a U.S.-backed coup in 1953. The CIA-backed overthrow of Mohammad Mossadegh cemented the power of a pro-Western monarchy that was itself toppled in theÃâÃÂ ...
Center for Research on Globalization
March 5, 2018
 Iran was the second country of importance for the US regional “oil policy” where the fundamental American influence was established in 1953 when the CIA-M16 backed coup against democratically elected PM Mohammad Mossadegh brought to power, in fact, the Western oil companies. Therefore, itÃâÃÂ ...
March 5, 2018
1976 Death of Mohammad Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran. 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect. 1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus. 1991 Iraq hands over what it says are the last 35 prisoners from the Gulf War. 1993 Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson is banned for lifeÃâÃÂ ...
March 3, 2018
In 1953, Iran's secular, democratic government, led by Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, was overthrown in a coup funded and organized by the CIA and Britain's intelligence service, known as M16. That led to the return of the Shah of Iran, and his despotic regime, which was finally toppled in 1979ÃâÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
In 1951, a new democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, was appointed by the nation's Shah, King Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Unlike his predecessors, Mossadegh intended to use our country's vast oil reserves to embolden the populace, rather than to appease Western powers.
February 19, 2018
The United States came into this position after orchestrating the 1953 coup ousting democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh and returning to power the dictatorial regime of the shah. The 1979 revolution marked the end of US influence in Iran and was a major setback for Washington inÃâÃÂ ...
February 5, 2018
The historical reality is that Iran did have a secular, democratic government, led by Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh between 1951 and 1953 — but Mossadegh was removed from power in a coup organized and funded by the CIA and Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6.
January 2, 2018
GettyImages-160316677 Persian soldiers chase rioters during civil unrest in Tehran, August 1953. On August 19, 1953, democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the CIA and British intelligence, after having nationalized the oil industry.
Foreign Policy (blog)
June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017, 1:43 PM. Persian soldiers chase rioters during civil unrest in Tehran, August 1953. On August 19, 1953, democratically-elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the CIA and British intelligence, after having nationalized the oil industry.
August 18, 2015
Mohammad Mossadegh (pictured) became Prime Minister of Iran in 1951 and was hugely popular for taking a stand against the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, a British-owned oil company that had made huge profits while paying Iran only 16% of its profits and often far less. His nationalization efforts led the British governmentÃâÃÂ ...
The National Interest Online (blog)
July 28, 2015
Reviewing Oliver Stone's controversial film JFK in 1991, the late critic Roger Ebert stated that Stone's film “is not a documentary, not a historical study and not a courtroom presentation, but a movie that weaves a myth around the Kennedy assassination—a myth in which the slain leader was the victim of aÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
Noting all the exciting events of the last few weeks, I decided to take some account of the astounding success of our government's previous interventions, both at home and abroad --starting with the overthrow of Iranian President Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 and installing the Shah Reza Pahlavi, whichÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
Iran's distrust of the U.S. had its origins in a CIA-backed 1953 coup that ousted democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh and reinstalled Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, an absolute monarch who supported the West's oil interests in Iran. The Shah's rule came to an end after a 1979ÃâÃÂ ...