THE MOSSADEGH PROJECT

Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh (1882-1967) was a lawyer, professor, author, Governor, Parliament member, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister and democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran.

Mossadegh fought both internal corruption and foreign interference, 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.



“If I sit silently, I have sinned”: A guiding principle

“There is no better way to govern Iran than democracy and social justice!” — Mohammad Mossadegh

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“It’s a sad story that really began in the 1950’s...”
President Bill Clinton

“Why did we, our government, help overthrow Mossadegh in 1953? It had to do with oil. So our foreign policy is designed to protect our oil interests.”
Congressman Ron Paul

“Lord knows what we’d do without Iranian oil.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower

“In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government.”
President Barack Obama

“Many of our covert moves [during the Cold War], such as the Bay of Pigs and the overthrow of Mossadeq in Iran, were ill conceived and cost us dearly.”
Former U.S. diplomat George C. McGhee

“[T]hat was a disruption of what could have and should’ve been a natural development of democracy with Iran...”
Hillary Clinton

“Iran had a democratic government which was overthrown because of oil.”
Congressman Dennis Kucinich

“Iran is a clear example of the West trumping basic democratic and human values to address its short-term political and economic goals.”
- Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto

“That’s ancient history...”
President Jimmy Carter




A Tragic Continuum: 1953 Coup to 2009 Green Movement

Jill Stein Blasts U.S. Foreign Policy, 1953 Coup in IranJill Stein Blasts U.S. Foreign Policy, 1953 Coup in Iran

Hillary Clinton: U.S. Regrets Role In 1953 Coup in IranHillary Clinton: U.S. Regrets Role In 1953 Coup in Iran

Shah of Iran: Women Are Inferior, "Have Produced Nothing Great"The Shah of Iran’s Shocking Views on Women Revealed

If Mossadegh Was Indian | Bengali Writer Hails "Hero of the East" (1954)In Tribute, Indian Writer Hails Dr. Mossadegh “Hero of the East” (1954)

Vindictive, Racist Journalist Alletson Cook Lauds Hossein Fatemi's Execution (Nov. 1954)Vindictive, Racist Journalist Lauds Hossein Fatemi’s Execution (1954)

Dr. Hossein Fatemi Biography | Foreign Minister of IranThe Nation’s Martyr: Hossein Fatemi, Iran’s Young Foreign Minister

10 Better Queen Songs For Donald Trump Than We Are the Champions10 Better Queen Songs For Donald Trump Than We Are the Champions

Along the Road Toward Dictatorship | CIA Propaganda (1953)Rare CIA Propaganda Depicts Mossadegh As Power-Mad Dictator

An Australian newspaper’s bizarre plagiarism of Mossadegh column (Jan. 1952)An Australian paper’s bizarre plagiarism of Mossadegh column

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s efforts to free Iran hostages (1979-2015)Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s efforts to free Iran hostages

Iran Severs Diplomatic Relations With Britain (Oct. 1952)Iran Severs Diplomatic Relations With Britain (Oct. 1952)

British Humorist Nathaniel Gubbins’ Demeaning Mossadegh Mockery (1951)British Humorist Nate Gubbins’ Demeaning Mossadegh Mockery (1951)

Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro on Iran, Israel, U.S. ImperialismCuba’s Fidel Castro Slams U.S. Imperialism, Cites 1953 Coup In Iran

THE WRATH OF GOD | Bruce Barton's prayerful anti-war sermon (1951)Is War “Christian”? — An Insider’s Perspective on God & War (1951)

Remembering Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh (born June 16, 1882, died March 5, 1967)Iranian Students in USA Hold Vigil For Dr. Mossadegh (1967)

Young Bernie Sanders on the CIA in 1974: "a dangerous institution that has got to go"Exclusive Report: Young Bernie Sanders Bashes the CIA in 1974

2016 Democratic Presidential candidate & former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Iran, U.S. Foreign PolicyMartin O’Malley: Imagine If Iran Had Continued On A Democratic Path

The Truth Behind Those "Unseen" Iran Photos in The Guardian
The Truth Behind Those "Unseen" Iran 1953 Coup Photos

The Prayer of the Ancient Lapp | Bruce Barton (1951)
Jesus, Foreign Policy and The Golden Rule

The Tyranny of Words — Bruce Barton on Aggression (1951)
The Tyranny of Words — Bruce Barton on Aggression (1951)

State of Health of Former Prime Minister Mossadeq (1967 memo)
State of Health of Former Prime Minister Mossadeq (1967 memo)

CIA Director John Brennan’s Hacked Emails Admit 1953 Iran Coup
CIA Director John Brennan’s Hacked Emails Admit 1953 Iran Coup


Proud Brit Hails Iran Oil Deal As English Victory (1954)


Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn on Iran and British History


The Capture of Radio Tehran | August 19, 1953 (AUDIO)

Mossadegh, Another Viewpoint | Hoda Saber (VIDEO)
Interviews With Mossadegh Associates in Ahmadabad | (VIDEO)

Crisis In Iran | The Monroe News-Star, August 19, 1953
Iran “Saved for the West”, Wrote Louisiana Paper After 1953 Coup

National Review Quietly Edits Embarrassing Iran Blunder
National Review Quietly Edits Embarrassing Iran Blunder

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Iran Nuclear Deal: Smart Diplomacy or Appeasement?
John Kerry’s Iran Deal: Smart Diplomacy or Appeasement?

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Iran, U.S. Foreign Policy
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Iran, U.S. Foreign Policy

When Black Lives Matter, Iran’s Anti-US Propaganda Suffers
When Black Lives Matter, Iran’s Anti-US Propaganda Suffers

MTV | Rebel Music | IRAN (VIDEO)
VIDEO: Musical Persecution on MTV | Rebel Music | IRAN

The CIA on Twitter: A One Year Retrospective by Arash Norouzi
The CIA on Twitter: A One Year Retrospective by Arash Norouzi

The Shah / U.S. "Human Rights" Paradox Decoded by Satirist Henry Gay (1977)
The Shah / U.S. “Human Rights” Paradox Decoded Through Satire (1977)

White House Responds To Question of Apology For 1953 Iran Coup
White House Responds To Question of Apology For 1953 Coup

The Vietnam War | IRAN | What Lessons Did America Learn? by Arash Norouzi
The Vietnam War | IRAN | What Lessons Did America Learn?

Indecent Proposals : 1951 — Oil, Iran & the Anglo-American Art of Non-Negotiation
Essential Background on US - Iran Negotiations

(VIDEO) The First Oil Crisis, BBC Timewatch Program on Abadan, Iran
(VIDEO) The First Oil Crisis, BBC Program on Abadan

Israeli intelligence: Efraim Halevy on Talking With Iran
Former Israeli Official: Iran Is Not An Existential Threat

President Barack Obama on Iran, Mossadegh and the 1953 Coup
President Barack Obama on the 1953 Coup in Iran

VIDEO: New Zealand MP Russel Norman Recalls Mossadegh in Parliament
VIDEO: New Zealand MP Reminds Parliament of Mossadegh

No Pity for Mossadegh | The Lethbridge Herald, September 24, 1953
Canadian paper on Mossadegh: “A man who deserves no pity”

SENTENCED TO HANG: Mossadegh’s Media-Contrived Death Verdict
SENTENCED TO HANG: Mossadegh’s Contrived Death Verdict

If You Want Trouble, There’s Plenty in the Middle East
If You Want Trouble, There’s Plenty in the Middle East (1952)

McKinley Sims: West preaches freedom while denying it to others
McKinley Sims: West preaches freedom selectively (1951)

Tofigh: Iran’s Premier Humor Publication For Nearly 50 Years
Tofigh: Iran’s Premier Humor Publication For Nearly 50 Years

CHARLIE HEBDO cartoons on Iran, the Shah and the Mad Mullahs
CHARLIE HEBDO cartoons on Iran, the Shah and Mad Mullahs

ORIGINAL SIN: The 1953 Coup in Iran Clarified | by Arash Norouzi
ORIGINAL SIN: The 1953 Coup in Iran Clarified

Comparing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro with Premier Mossadegh — "Castro Following Mossadegh Trail" | Cassandra, Aug. 1960
Cassandra Compares Cuba’s Fidel Castro to Mossadegh (1960)

Orientalism, Racial Innuendo in 1952 editorial "CUTE ORIENTAL TRICK"
Racial Innuendo in 1952 Editorial CUTE ORIENTAL TRICK

Oil, Shakespeare Country & the Ethics of Foreign Concessions
Oil, Shakespeare Country & the Ethics of Foreign Concessions

The FBI Campaign To Destroy “Evil” Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964 Letter)
The FBI Campaign To Destroy “Evil” Martin Luther King, Jr.

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Left Certain Parts Unknown in Iran
CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Left Certain Parts Unknown in Iran

Scotland: Edinburgh University Students Nominate Mossadegh (1951)
Edinburgh University Students Honor Mossadegh (1951)

Sacco and Vanzetti, electrocuted for double murder in 1927, cited re: Mossadegh’s fate after trial
Sacco and Vanzetti Cited Re: Mossadegh’s Fate

Pulling the Strings: 1962 Memo Reveals U.S. Feared Shah’s Fall
1962 Memo Reveals U.S. Feared Shah’s Fall

Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin eyes Iran
"Will We Wish We’d Saved Iran From Stalin?" (Sept. 1951)

Filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan interviewed on 1953 coup
Ebrahim Golestan’s Eyewitness Account of 1953 Coup

After OPERATION AJAX, CIA Commendations Planned for 1953 Coup in Iran
After AJAX, CIA Commendations Planned for 1953 Coup

THE FOLLY OF COUP-DENIAL | by Arash Norouzi
THE FOLLY OF COUP-DENIAL | by Arash Norouzi

Mossadegh the Actor
"Mossadegh the Actor" — A Theatrical Leader on the World Stage

CIA Director Allen Dulles Praised Operation Ajax Success in Secret Letter to Agent Donald Wilber
CIA Director Allen Dulles Praised TP-AJAX As a “Major Victory”

Operation Ajax Was Always An Open Secret | A Timeline
Operation Ajax Was Always An Open Secret | A Timeline


Hear the Lost 1953 Radio Drama “Douglas of the World”

Remembering the 290 victims of Iran Air Flight 655 (PHOTOS)
Remembering the 290 victims of Iran Air Flight 655











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