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Massive protests broke out across the nation in 1953. Even 60 years removed, the 1953 coup still hangs over U.S.-Iran relations. Sixty years after the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, a declassified CIA document acknowledges that the agency was involved in the 1953 coup.What happened in the Iranian Revolution of 1953?
August 19, 1953: Massive protests broke out across Iran, leaving almost 300 dead in firefights in the streets of Tehran. Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was soon overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the CIA and British intelligence.Was the CIA involved in the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh?
Former Iranian Premier Mohammed Mossadegh appears in October 1951. The CIA's overthrow of Mossadegh was a template for the agency's covert operations going forward. The Central Intelligence Agency was behind the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953.What led to the overthrow of the Shah of Iran?
Britain then appealed to the United States for help, which eventually led the CIA to orchestrate the overthrow of Mossadegh and restore power to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. August 19, 1953: Massive protests broke out across Iran, leaving almost 300 dead in firefights in the streets of Tehran.