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Iranian parliament pursuing lawsuit against CIA for 1953 coup

Posted By admin On August 28, 2013 @ 9:54 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Carol J. Williams
LA Times [1]
August 28, 2013

A week after declassified CIA documents came to light verifying that the U.S. spy agency was behind a 1953 coup in Iran, parliamentarians in the Islamic Republic voted Tuesday to fast-track a lawsuit against Washington for interfering in Iranian domestic political affairs.

Sections of an internal CIA history of the operation that ousted Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq and paved the way for the return of the exiled Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi were declassified two years ago but made public only Aug. 19 by the National Security Archive, an independent documentation research center in Washington.

The shah’s return was followed by years of brutal political reprisals and confrontation, leading to the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the shah’s second flight into exile. The deposed monarch took refuge in several countries before being granted a brief U.S. stay for medical treatment that poisoned to this day relations between Washington and the religious leadership in Tehran. The shah died in Egypt in 1980.

Iranian lawmakers will begin Wednesday debating how to take the U.S. government to international court following a vote by the 290-seat parliament that was broadcast on state radio and reported by Iran’s Press TV. The plan to fast-track a lawsuit received 173 votes.

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[1] LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-iran-coup-cia-lawsuit-20130827,0,4865860.story

[2] BBC admits role in 1953 Iranian coup: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bbc-admits-role-in-1953-iranian-coup.html

[3] Iranian Prince: My moment will come: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iranian-prince-my-moment-will-come.html

[4] Obama admits US involvement in Iran coup in 1953: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-admits-us-involvement-in-iran-coup-in-1953.html

[5] Obama Admits US Involvement in Iran Coup in 1953, But Doesn’t Admit American Involvement in False Flags: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-admits-us-involvement-in-iran-coup-in-1953-but-doesnt-admit-american-involvement-in-false-flags.html

[6] In declassified document, CIA acknowledges role in ’53 Iran coup: http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-declassified-document-cia-acknowledges-role-in-53-iran-coup.html

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