Fazlollah Zahedi

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Fazlollah Zahedi
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36th Prime Minister of Iran
In office
19 August 1953 – 7 April 1955
MonarchMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Preceded byMohammad Mosaddegh
Succeeded byHossein Ala'
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
7 April 1953 – 29 April 1953
Prime MinisterMohammad Mosaddegh
Preceded byAbdol-Hossein Meftah
Succeeded byAbdullah Entezam
Minister of Interior
In office
28 April 1951 – 5 August 1951
Prime MinisterMohammad Mosaddegh
Preceded byHossein Ala'
Succeeded byAmirteymour Kalali
Personal details
Born(1892-05-17)17 May 1892
Hamedan, Persia
Died2 September 1963(1963-09-02) (aged 71)
Geneva, Switzerland
Resting placeZahedi Family Tomb, Imamzadeh Abdollah, Ray
Spouse(s)Khadija tol-Moluk (divorced)[1]
RelativesHossein Pirnia (father-in-law)
Military service
AllegianceImperial Iranian Army
Years of service1920–1953
RankLieutenant general
AwardsMilitary Order of Sepah (3rd Class) Ribbon Bar - Imperial Iran.svg Order of Sepah

Order of Military Merit Supreme Grade (3rd Class) Ribbon Bar - Imperial Iran.svg Order of Merit

Order of Crown Ribbon Bar - Imperial Iran.svg Order of the Crown

Order of Zolfaghar (Imperial Era) Ribbon Bar - Imperial Iran.svg Order of Zolfaghar

Fazlollah Zahedi (Persian: فضل‌الله زاهدی, romanized: Fazlollāh Zāhedi, pronounced [fæzloɫˈɫɒːh zɒːheˈdiː]; 17 May 1892 – 2 September 1963) was an Iranian general and politician. He was the 36th Prime Minister of Iran 1953 - 1955. He replaced Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in a coup d'état. The United States and Great Britain supported that military take over.

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