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18 Aug 2020

Coup 53: The untold story of the CIA and MI6-led plot against Iran’s prime minister

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A new documentary about Iran reveals how MI6 and the CIA collaborated in the 1953 coup that overthrew the country’s first democratically elected leader Mohammed Mossadegh and installed the Shah.

And the reason for the coup – to keep control of the oil fields of Persia. The film’s been made by the renowned Iranian director Taghi Amirani.

He now wants the British Government to finally admit what it did.