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    • Alex
    • 11.01.10 | 13:23 (IST)

    Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh (1882-1967) was a lawyer, professor, author, Governor, Parliament member, Finance Minister, Defense Minister, and democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. Mossadegh fought both internal corruption and British colonialism, enacted social reforms and nationalized the Iranian oil industry. In 1953, he was overthrown by a British-American coup, arrested and tried as a traitor in military tribunal court. It was the CIA's first successful dismantling of a foreign government, and Iran has not known democracy since.

    from the article: Envoy Oren: Iran-Israel relations could change if regime falls
    First published 19:49 06.01.10 | Last updated 23:33 06.01.10
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