Obliteration of democratic process sold as 'democracy promotion': the US and Iran
... of phrases such as "democracy promotion" to describe its policies on Iran: the one and only democratically elected government in the history of Iran – that is the government headed by Mohammed Mossadegh – was overthrown by the US in the early 1950's.
Viewing justice through a Common Core lens
It is a real CIA cable from the island of Cyprus to “Headquarters” in June 1953, and it describes a CIA plan to push elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh out of power. A copy of the plan was handed out to students at Palo Alto High School ...
FM hopes Nov 24 to be national day of victory for Iranians
Former Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh (R) (16 June 1882 - 5 March 1967) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Mosaddeq is regarded as the leading champion of secular democracy and resistance to foreign domination in ...
Why It's time to stop fearing Iran
In 1951, Mohammad Mossadegh was elected Prime Minister of Iran and moved to nationalize oil production. The British found this move offensive and kindly requested that the CIA intervene. The United States obliged, fomenting a coup that deposed ...