1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations
Abrahamian, ErvandPublisher: New Press
Date Written: 05/02/2013
Year Published: 2013
Resource Type: Book
In 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency organized the overthrow of Irans democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next 26, the U.S. backed the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret police; in exchange, it reaped a share of Irans oil wealth. The blowback was almost inevitable, as this new and revealing history of the coup and its consequences shows.
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