The Queen and the Coup

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Published on August 29, 2020 by

The 1953 Iranian coup d’état,was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favour of strengthening the monarchical rule of the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project or “Operation Ajax”) and the United Kingdom (under the name “Operation Boot”), and carried out by the Iranian military.It was the first covert action by the United States to overthrow a democratically-elected government during peacetime.

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