The Consequences of America’s Meddling in Iran

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The Consequences of America’s Meddling in Iran
For over half a century, America’s foreign policy toward Iran has been both a political and economic one. Iran’s oil reserves, its strong Islamic presence and its religious fervor all combined to create America’s need to be and remain involved as much as possible in Iran’s internal affairs. Perhaps nothing (even including the CIA-
Allende
disaster in Chile) has caused as much difficulty and caused America’s good will in the Middle East region erode as the 1953 coup which toppled then-premier
Mossadegh
and backed Shah Reza
Palahvi
as solidly entrenched on the peacock throne, a throne from which his father was forcibly removed by the British in 1941.
The basic rationale for the coup was that...
The end:
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will be seen as a true Iranian patriot and his home where he literally went into forced ”exile” in his native land, may become a museum. From the readings and research, one thing is clear: The U.S. made a tragic mistake and a costly one, when it joined the British in their plotting and execution of the coup in the summer of 1953. It also proves one sad state of affairs that perhaps continues to this day: The U.S. simply misunderstanding foreign nations and their governments.
Worse yet, according to
Kinzer
: “It is not far-fetched to draw a line from Operation Ajax…to the fireballs that engulfed the World Trade Center in New York” (
Kinzer
front jacket).
Reference:
Kinzer
, Stephen: All the Shah’s Men New York: John Wiley & Sons
(2003)