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Aldo Rebelo's Mossadegh Tweet
Brazilian Politician on Hague Court Ruling

by Arash Norouzi
The Mossadegh Project
| July 9, 2011                  

Aldo Rebelo Wherever in the world one goes, social networks such as Twitter and Facebook have become essential tools of the trade for people in government and high office.

Aldo Rebelo Figueiredo, a federal deputy in the Brazilian House of Representatives, began his political career over 30 years ago, long before the advent of the internet. Like most politicians, Rebelo has adapted quickly. A journalist and member of the Communist Party of Brazil, he likes to use his accounts to mark historical occasions.

On June 7, 2011, Rebelo acknowledged the 60th anniversary of the Hague Court's ruling on the nationalization of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. His original tweet in Portugese translates to:

Today, 1951, the International Court in The Hague - herself - approves oil embargo of Iran, nationalized by Mossadegh. The oil was British.

It should be mentioned, however, that the Hague disqualified its ruling on July 22, 1952, after Mossadegh went there and successfully defended Iran's case in June.

Aldo Rebelo's tweet

Today, 1951, the International Court in The Hague - she herself - approves the oil embargo of Iran after nationalization promoted by Prime Minister Mossadegh. The oil monopoly was English.

Aldo Rebelo's Facebook

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Our Comments in Portugese Magazine PUBLICO (Gulf Coast Oil Spill)

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