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Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel on Anniversary of Coup 

Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel This IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) news item from August 20, 2006 quotes Iranian parliament speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel questioning American motives in the region on the 53rd anniversary of the 1953 coup in Iran.

Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said on Sunday that the US has stepped up its interference in national affairs of other countries under the pretext of national campaign against terrorism. 

"The US meddles in national affairs of other countries sometimes in the form of coup d'etat and sometimes under pretext of campaign against terrorism," he said while addressing Majlis formal session on occasion of anniversary of the US and Britain sponsored coup d'etat in Iran in August 19, 1953. 

"The US has always raised a pretext for its interference. It meddled in Iraqi domestic affairs under a pretext to establish democracy and freedom in that country and the international campaign against terrorism," he added. 

The US staged a coup d'etat in Iran in 1953 under a pretext to fight against communism, he said, adding that it was a coup d'etat against nationalist government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq who was architect of nationalizing Iranian oil industry. 

The then government of Iran had taken legal action against British colonialism with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague in a bid to nationalize Iranian oil industry. 

"These were apparent pretext, but, oil was their main reason. 

They strived to prevent the Iranian nation from access to oil. 

They said oil should be in hands of the US and British companies. 

"The US President George W. Bush has recently said the US will not hand over the fate of oil-rich country of Iraq to terrorists proving that the US pretext of lack of democracy in the Middle East region is also a lie." 
The speaker added, "If the US tells the truth, why it backs Israeli campaign against the popular government of Hamas and why the US kept silent towards illegal actions of the Zionist regime against the democratically elected government of Palestinians?" 
Haddad-Adel addressed the young Iranians saying they should study the history not to be embarrassed by baseless allegations against Iran. 

"Fortunately, the young Iranians are wise and aware," he further stated.

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