Operation Ajax

Mohammed MossadeghIn 2013, the US declassified documents revealing how it engineered the 1953 military coup in Iran that overthrew prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh and brought the Shah back to power.

Operation Ajax, provoked by a dispute between Iran and Britain over the country’s oil reserves, was engineered by CIA agent Kermit Roosevelt, the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. By means of bribing Iranian military officials and provoking street protests, Roosevelt pulled off the coup at the second attempt in August 1953.

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