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The British Role in Iranian Domestic Politics (1951-1953)

Authors: Ebrahimi, Mansoureh

  • 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 
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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.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • British Interest in Iran’s Oil: Prelude to Conflict

    Ebrahimi, Mansoureh

    Pages 1-14

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  • British Retaliation After the Nationalisation of Iran’s Oil

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    Pages 15-34

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  • British Interference in Iranian Internal Politics

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    Pages 35-59

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  • Diverse Strategies Solidify Amid Anti-Mosaddeq Sentiment

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    Pages 61-85

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  • Decisive Crackdown and Concluding Remarks

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    Pages 87-100

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eBook 44,02 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British Role in Iranian Domestic Politics (1951-1953)
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31098-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31098-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-31097-8
Series ISSN
2193-3162
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 109
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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