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Iran and the CIA The Fall of Mosaddeq Revisited

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ISBN-10: 0230579272

ISBN-13: 9780230579279

Edition: 2010

Authors: Darioush Bayandor

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In the early 1950s, frail septuagenarian prime minister of Iran, Doctor Mohammad Mosaddeq, shook the world by challenging Britain by nationalizing Iran's British-run oil industries. In August of 1953, he was overthrown. Revisiting these events with ashtonishing new evidence, this book challenges the conventionally-held theory of foul play by the CIA.
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 3/3/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 247
Size: 5.77" wide x 8.79" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

DARIOUSH BAYANDORnbsp;is currently an Iranian analyst and scholar living in Switzerland. Born Iranian, the author served as a diplomat in senior capacities in New York and Tehran in 1970s. He was the director of the regional bureau for Americas in the foreign ministry and served two Iranian prime ministers as foreign-affairs advisor. In 1980 he joined the United Nations where he headed several UN humanitarian offices in different countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. He has contributed articles to newspapers, journals and other publications in US and France.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
How the story evolved
How did a myth about the CIA role develop and prevail?
Why did the CIA files remain unclassified?
The Context
Foreign influence as a prime mover in Iranian politics
The Tudeh Party
The Azerbaijan Crisis, 1945–46
Shah Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi
The Ulama as a socio-political force
Ayatollah Seyyed Abol'qassem Kashani: the precursor of clerical activisim
Razmara: prelude to the oil nationalization crisis
The Advent of Mosaddeq and the Oil Crisis
The rise of the National Front
The nomination of Mosaddeq
Doctor Mohammad Mosaddeq: a sketch
The initial British reaction to oil nationalization
The early American attitude to the oil dispute
Political line-ups in Tehran
Early conduct of the oil dispute
The British complaint to the Security Council
The Washington oil talks
The World Bank proposal
Early forebodings
Mosaddeq's Second Government, July 1952 to August 1953
The Qavam hiatus and the Siy'e Tyr popular uprising (21 July 1952)
Rift among Mosaddeq supporters
A wedge to break the oil log-jam: the Truman-Churchill joint offer
Mosaddeq's reforms and the theory of legitimacy
The British two-pronged strategy: subversion and engagement
The covert track
The engagement track
Diplomatic relations with Britain are broken off
Final attempts to resolve the oil dispute
A day forgotten in the Iranian collective memory
The Downslide
The clash at the helm; the February 1953 jumble
The Grand Ayatollah Boroujerdi: a retrospective sketch
General Fazlollah Zahedi
Internal conspiracies
The abduction of the police chief
The link-up: TPAJAX and the internal cabal
The summer of all dangers
The taming of the Shah
The failure of the TPAJAX coup
The Downfall
The gathering storm, 16-18 August 1953
The backlash: events leading to the fall of Mosaddeq on 19 August
Monitoring by the US Embassy
The Final hours
The military factor in the fall of Mosaddeq
TPAJAX military planning and the role of Iranian officers
The Anatomy of 19 August
CIA station activism in Tehran, 16-19 August
The role of Iranian agents
Surprise in Washington
Ambassador Henderson's last meeting with Mosaddeq
The CIA money
An orphan British secret document
Analysis of the British secret document
A coup d'�tat, a popular uprising or something else?
Where Did the Spark Come From?
The missing link: the Boroujerdi factor
Summary and Conclusions
Power structure and internal dynamics in the early 1950s
Mosaddeq's rule
The handing of the oil crisis and stalemate
External and internal conspiracies
The TPAJAX coup and its aftermath
The involvement of ulama
The causes of Mosaddeq's defeat
Notes
Direct Sources of the Study
Index