March 5, 2017

Behind the 1953 Coup in Iran: Thugs, Turncoats, Soldiers, by Ali Rahnema

By Ali Rahnema

Ali Rahnema's paintings is a meticulous historic reconstruction of the Iranian coup d'état in 1953 that resulted in the overthrow of Mohammed Mosaddeq and his govt. Mosaddeq's elimination from energy has most likely attracted extra realization than the other occasion happening in the course of his tenure as a result of the function of international involvement; the political, financial and social effect on Iran and the long term impression the ousting had on Iran-US kin. Drawing on American, British and Iranian assets, Rahnema heavily examines the four-day interval among the 1st failed coup and the second one profitable try, investigating in positive aspect how the 2 coups have been conceptualised, rationalised and finished by means of gamers on either the Anglo-American and Iranian facets. via painstaking study into little-studied resources, Rahnema casts new mild on how a small crew of hugely influential pro-Britain politicians and gear agents revisited the realities at the floor with the CIA operatives dispatched to Iran and the way they recalibrated a brand new, and eventually profitable, operational plan.

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