CIA Documents on Iran 1951-1954
Declassified Records, Transcribed and Analyzed

The Mossadegh Project      
[Updated August 10, 2017]


CIA Documents on Iran, Mossadegh, 1953 Coup | 1951-1954

Archive of declassified CIA documents on Iran, Mossadegh, oil negotiations and the 1953 coup.



CIA Documents

The Current Crisis In Iran | March 16, 1951

Official Diary | July 30, 1952

Prospects For Survival of Mossadeq Regime in Iran | October 14, 1952

Measures which the United States Government Might Take in Support of a Successor Government to Mosadeq | March – July 1953

Shah’s Decrees Obtained, Zahedi Needs Firm Guidance | August 14, 1953

Assessment of the Iranian Situation | August 17, 1953

CIA Commendations For Officers Involved In 1953 Coup | August 20-26, 1953

Transmittal of Texts of Messages Sent By Prime Minister Zahedi and Prime Minister Churchill | September 16, 1953

Iran [Undated Memo Four Months After 1953 Coup] | Dec-Jan. 1953

Highlights of the Mossadeq Trial | Nov. 1953

A Study of Electoral Methods in Iran | Nov. 13, 1953

Letter From Allen Dulles Commending Donald N. Wilber | January 30, 1954

Campaign To Install Pro-Western Government In Iran | March 8, 1954


The assassination of Iranian Premier Ali Razmara — March 1951
After Razmara’s Death, CIA Probes “The Current Crisis In Iran”


Shah's Decrees Obtained For Coup, Fazlollah Zahedi Needs Firm Guidance
CIA: Zahedi In “Dream World”, Needs “Firm Realistic Guidance”


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

Premier Fazlollah Zahedi and Winston Churchill's Secret Messages After 1953 Coup in Iran
Zahedi & Churchill’s Secret Messages After 1953 Coup in Iran


Highlights of the Mossadeq Trial | CIA Memo (Nov. 1953)
Highlights of the Mossadeq Trial | CIA Memo (Nov. 1953)


Elections In Iran: Rigging, Bribery, Ballot Stuffing and Foreign Meddling
A Study of Electoral Methods in Iran | CIA Report, Nov. 1953


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”

Campaign To Install Pro-Western Government In Iran | CIA document, March 1954
Campaign To Install Pro-Western Government In Iran





CIA Propaganda

Our National Character | 1953

Mossadeq’s Spy Service | 1953

Along the Road Toward Dictatorship | August 1953






Related links:

President Harry Truman | media and editorial archive

Mossadegh Slept Here: A Fateful Convergence At Walter Reed Hospital

Estimate of the Political Strength of the Mosadeq Government (May 1951)



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