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Declassified Documents Shed Light on U.S. Role in 1953 Iran Coup

The State Department released a “retrospective” volume of declassified documents on Thursday on the 1953 coup in Iran that overthrew the elected government of Mohammad Mosaddegh and reinstated the rule of the Shah Reza Pahlavi, what constitutes one of the first true official acknowledgments of the clandestine American and British participation in the event.

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