Analysis of a Coup - CIA owerthrowing of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh of Iran in 1953
Mossadegh & CIA's Coup of 1953 in Iran (DVD)
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کودتای سازمان سیا علیه دکتر محمد مصرق در 1332
the 1st time after nearly 59 years, the facts about the CIA led coup
Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh is told by ex-CIA officers and
A rare look at the history and CIA's involvement in
toppling foreign governments.
in English language only.
Mohammad Mosaddeq is widely regarded as the leading champion of secular
democracy and resistance to foreign domination in Iran's modern history.
Mosaddeq became prime minister of Iran in May 1951 and promptly nationalized
its British-controlled oil industry, initiating a bitter confrontation
between Iran and Britain that increasingly undermined Mossaddeq's position.
He was finally overthrown in August 1953 in a coup d'etat that was organized
and led by the United States' Central Intelligence Agency. This coup
initiated a twenty-five-year period of dictatorship in Iran, leaving many
Iranians resentful of the U.S.--legacies that still haunt relations between
the two countries today. The DVD examines the turbulent political climate
that prevailed in Iran during Mosaddeq's tenure, the confrontation between
Iran and Britain for control over Iran's oil, the strategic considerations
that led U.S. officials to opt for a coup, and the details of the coup
itself. Based on exhaustive research by leading academic experts in the
field, this is the most authoritative account of the tragic events that led
to the overthrow of Mosaddeq. With the recent declassification of CIA
documents regarding the 1953 coup that overthrew Mohammad Mossadeq's
government in Iran, there is an opportunity for new in-depth analysis into
not only the coup d'etat itself but the events that inevitably led up to it.