1953 Iran coup


  • Mosaddegh and the coup d'état of 1953 2017-08-19 13:38

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Mosaddegh and the coup d'état of 1953

    TEHRAN – Sixty-four years ago, a foreign-backed coup d’état - known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup - was staged in Iran which saw the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh on 19 August 1953 in favor of strengthening the monarchical rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

  • Operation Ajax 2017-06-16 20:01

    Documents on CIA role in 1953 Iran coup declassified

    TEHRAN – The U.S. State Department has declassified a long-awaited “retrospective” volume of U.S. government documents on the 1953 coup in Iran, documenting the role of the CIA in the coup against the democratically-elected government of Mohammad Mosadeq.