Mohammad Mosaddegh

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Prime Minister of Iran
In office
21 July 1952 – 19 August 1953
MonarchMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Preceded byAhmad Qavam
Succeeded byFazlollah Zahedi
In office
28 April 1951 – 16 July 1952
MonarchMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Preceded byHossein Ala'
Succeeded byAhmad Qavam
Personal details
Born(1882-06-16)16 June 1882
Tehran, Persia
Died5 March 1967(1967-03-05) (aged 84)
Ahmadabad-e Mosaddeq, Iran
Political partyNational Front
Alma materSciences Po
University of Neuchâtel

Mohammad Mosaddegh was an Iranian politician. He was elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 until 1953. He was also an author, administrator, lawyer, and parliamentarian.

On 19 August 1953 Mosaddegh was removed from office by the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)[1] and Britain's MI6. This was called Operation Ajax in the West. In Iran it is called the 28 Mordad 1332 coup ("Mordad" is the Persian name for a summery month and the coup day was a Wednesday on 19 August 1953). The change in power was one reason for the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

Mosaddegh was named man of the year in 1951 by Time magazine. He remains one of the most popular people in Iranian history.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "CIA finally admits it masterminded Iran's 1953 coup". 19 August 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. "49th Death Anniversary of Dr. Mohammad Mosaddegh". Iran Review. 2 March 2016. Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.