Iranian parliament to seek compensations from US, UK for 1953 coup

Tehran, August 26, IRNA – Iranian parliament is to seek compensations from the US and the UK for the damage they have inflicted on the Iranain nation for the formers role in Irans 1953 Coup detat which brought back the toppled Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, to the country.

Speaking to IRNA on Monday, Deputy chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mansour Haqiqatpour said the Iranian lawmakers would discuss a two-star bill on Tuesday to follow up rights of the nation through international forums and seek compensations from the US and the UK because of their contribution to the 1953 coup

The 1953 Iranian coup détat, known in the country as the 28 Mordad coup, was the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iran, and its head of government Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name Operation Boot) and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project).

We are seeking our rights now that the US administration and the British MI6 have admitted their role in the coup, Haqiqatpour said stressing that the Iranian MPs are determined to restore the right of the nation.

He noted that the two-star bill would enable Iran to follow up the case in an international scale.

The official website of the US magazine, Foreign Policy, has recently published documents on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the CIA-MI6 overthrow of Mosaddeq government on August 19, 1953.

The documents revealed the direct involvement of the US in the coup against Iran’s legitimate government.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has published the documents upon requests for free flow of information. The documents are also available in the US National Security Archives.

It is explicitly mentioned in parts of the documents that the military coup against government of Mosaddeq was planned and led by the CIA as part of America’s foreign policy doctrine.



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