CISLA Students Speak with Iranian President
The Connecticut College Voice
Three events in particular have appeared to have impacted this relationship, namely, i) The 1956 overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh by the CIA and MI-6 ii) The Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979 iii) George Bush's axis of evil speech in 2002. In your opinion ...
The key moments in the long history of US-Iran tensions
Washington Post (blog)
A joint British-American plot led to the ousting of the country's democratically elected prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, in 1953 and the installation of an authoritarian monarchy that was pliant to Western interests. Mossadegh had ruffled feathers ...
Iran's anti-American rhetoric is a good sign for nuclear negotiations
Middle East Eye
With regard to the US, Iran's first encounter with American interference began with the 1953 Operation Ajax, in which the CIA engineered a coup to overthrow then-Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in order to head off his oil nationalisation programme ...
Iran riches coveted by Big Oil
The Daily Star
When Iran voted to nationalize British oil interests in 1951, London responded first with an oil embargo and later orchestrated a coup with the help of the CIA, codenamed “Operation Ajax,” to overthrow Iran's nationalist prime minister, Mohammad Mossadegh.