Iran Approves Bill To Sue US Over 1953 Coup

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CIA Finally Admits It Is Behind Iran’s 1953 Coup:

From CNN:

“The military coup that overthrew Mosadeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of U.S. foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government.”

The document was declassified in 2011. The institute published it Monday after obtaining it through a Freedom of Information Act request.


Iran approves bill to sue US over 1953 coup (The Guardian/AP, Aug 28, 2013):

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill requiring the government to sue the U.S. for its involvement in the 1953 coup that overthrew the country’s democratically elected prime minister.

The bill follows the release of newly declassified documents offering more details of how the CIA orchestrated the overthrow of Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh 60 years ago.

It calls for setting up a committee to study the issue and provide a report within six months before legal action is launched against the U.S. government in an international court.

Of 196 lawmakers attending the session of parliament, 167 voted in favor of the bill while five opposed it. The session was broadcast live on state radio.

The coup restored the despotic regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. He was overthrown in the 1979 Iranian revolution.

Lawmaker Mahdi Mousavinejad said Iran should take legal action and make the U.S. take responsibility for its actions.

“America’s oppressive behavior (in 1953) shows that the Iranian nation has to stand up and pursue its trampled rights,” he said.

But Mohammad Mahdi Rahbari, another lawmaker, opposed the bill, saying it won’t bring anything tangible for Iran.

“Pursuing this bill has no benefits for our country. It will waste the parliament’s time,” he said.

Lawmakers said the documents prove that the U.S. has a history of bad intentions toward Iran and that the admission was sufficient evidence to get compensation.

In a document revealed earlier this month titled “The Battle for Iran,” the CIA reveals the coup plan was called “Operation TPAJAX.”

The unnamed author of the history writes that previously published accounts miss the point that “the military coup that overthrew Mossadegh … was carried out under CIA direction as an act of U.S. foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government.”

The U.S. cut off diplomatic relations with Iran after militant students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran to protest Washington’s refusal to hand over the toppled shah back to Iran for trial.

The two countries are now at loggerheads over Iran’s disputed nuclear program. The West says Iran aims at weapons development but Iran denies this, saying the program is for peaceful purposes.

1 thought on “Iran Approves Bill To Sue US Over 1953 Coup

  1. Oh, good luck. This is how the world deals with problems? Sue people?
    The worst things that have happened to the world economy and structure is the fact too many other nations like China, Kenya and India have adopted too many of the western policies. China did it with medical care, if one gets sick in China, they better have money, or they will die….just like here. Until recently, they took care of their people.
    Kenya has dropped all the old traditions to walk and dress like Americans. But suing people? That is pure American, and only enriches the lawyers.
    I don’t know about the world court, but if the court hearing this is anything like the US supreme court, Iran should save their filing fees, no justice will come out of it.

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