Yesterday (on the eve of Mossadegh’s 135th birthday, coincidentally), the State Dept. finally released its long awaited, previously suppressed volume of Iran records from 1951-1954. One of the more interesting documents is a U.S. Embassy analysis of the freshly elected Premier, which concluded that Dr. Mossadegh, who “has the confidence of the majority of Iranians”, was a leader the U.S. could envision cooperating with…
Estimate of the Political Strength of the Mosadeq Government (1951)
The Rachel Maddow Show Squanders Rare Chance To Explain US-Iran History
VIDEO: In a careless segment on the 1953 CIA coup in Iran, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow
attempts to explain U.S.-Iran history, but blows it with misleading and
Filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan Recalls 1953 Coup In Iran
In an audio interview, famous
Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan recalls the violent 1953 coup in Iran, which he witnessed on that fateful day.
Martin O’Malley: Imagine If Iran Had Continued On A Democratic Path
Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, a 2016 Presidential candidate, says Cold War thinking in U.S. foreign policy — from the 1953 coup in Iran onwards — has backfired on America.
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn on Iran and British History
Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has long crusaded for human rights and against war and aggression. While he deplores Iran’s behavior, he also opposes military intervention.
Sacco and Vanzetti invoked in “Mossadegh Will Live” (Dec. 26, 1953)
A New York newspaper
for the defendant Mossadegh, yet feared his execution would make him a martyr, like the legendary 1920’s Italian-American double murder suspects Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.