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UK could admit role in Iran’s 1953 coup: British parliament committee
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_br1(271).jpgTEHRAN – A report published by the British Foreign Affairs Committee on July 14 has underlined that the UK could acknowledge its part—alongside the U.S.—in fomenting the unrest which led to the overthrow of Iranian prime minister Mohamamd Mossadeq in Tehran in 1953.
 
The report, which was ordered by the House of Commons, adds that the British government at the time saw Mr. Mossadeq as a serious threat to its strategic and economic interests after he had nationalized the Iranian oil, the House of Commons said on its website.
 
A joint operation by the CIA and by British intelligence services helped to depose Mossadeq and to install a pro-Western government. The UK has not yet formally acknowledged its role in the coup d’état.  
 
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