The British Role in Iranian Domestic Politics (1951-1953), 1st ed. 2016 SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace Series, Vol. 5
Auteur : Ebrahimi Mansoureh
Based on British and Iranian sources, this book investigates the background and goals of the coup in Iran, examining how British foreign and domestic agents interfered with Iran?s internal affairs between the nationalization of Iran?s oil in 1951 until its failure in 1953 with the overthrow of Prime Minister Mossadegh. How and why was Iran?s democratically elected government ousted in 1953? Most studies refer to a ?CIA-led? operation. This study analyses how British agents used the Shah, the ancient Persian Durbar, Majlis deputies, Islamic clergy, and Iranian military officers in the overthrow of the first democratically elected Prime Minister, and highlights how Britain used the ?Communist menace? as a pretext for protecting its oil interests and persuaded the Americans to orchestrate the coup. This close interaction between British colonial interests, American Cold War goals and Iranian politics ultimately defeated the democratic aspirations of Iran?s people.
British Interest in Iran’s Oil: Prelude to Conflict.- British Retaliation after the Nationalisation of Iran’s Oil.- British Interference in Iranian Internal Politics.- Diverse Strategies Solidify Amid Anti-Mosaddeq Sentiment.- Decisive Crackdown and Concluding Remarks.
Provides an in-depth analysis of primary sources from the Public Record Office in London and of contemporary newspaper articles in the Iranian, British and American press
Offers a critical assessment of the historical and political literature on the Anglo-American coup against Mohammad Mosaddegh in August 1953
Features an interview with Mohammad Ali Amouei, an eyewitness and former Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran
Date de parution : 03-2016
Ouvrage de 109 p.
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