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  • Zarif likens 1953 coup to Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ on Iranians 2019-08-20 14:39

    Zarif likens 1953 coup to Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ on Iranians

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday commemorated the anniversary of the 1953 coup in Iran, saying the Americans and the British orchestrated the coup following years of “maximum pressure” on Iranians, hinting at U.S. President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy against Iran.

  • Brian Hook 2018-08-20 09:50

    Who is Brian Hook?

    On the eve of the 65 anniversary of the coup against the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mossadeq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as Washington’s special representative for Iran.

  • U.S. Action Group dreaming of re-enacting 1953 coup: Zarif 2018-08-19 15:26

    U.S. Action Group dreaming of re-enacting 1953 coup: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday censured the U.S. government for setting up a team to ramp up pressure against Iran, saying it is yet another plot, similar to the 1953 coup, to overthrow the Iranian government.

  • 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.