Iran to take legal action against US over 1953 coup
Iran has approved a bill that intends to sue the U.S for its involvement in the 1953 coup d’état that toppled the country’s democratically elected Prime Minister. The bill comes following the release of latest declassified documents revealing more details of how the CIA masterminded the overthrow of Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh 60 years back. The bill proposes for establishing a panel to investigate the issue and submit a report within 6 months before legal action is initiated against the U.S. government in an international court.
What was the revelation on Iran’s 1953 coup? What was “Operation Boot” (U.K.) and operation “TPAJAX Project” (USA)?
The 1953 Iranian coup d’état which overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran, and its head of government Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh was orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name ‘Operation Boot’) and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project). The CIA in August 2013 admitted that it was involved in both the planning and the execution of the coup, including the bribing of Iranian politicians, security and army high-ranking officials, as well as pro-coup propaganda. The CIA acknowledged that the coup was carried out under its direction and was an act of U.S. foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government. The coup reinstated the autocratic regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. He was later brought down in the 1979 Iranian revolution.