Imam Khomeini strongly censured US-led coup against democratically-elected Govt of Mosaddeq

Imam Khomeini strongly censured US-led coup against democratically-elected Govt of Mosaddeq

 Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic in a historic address denounced the 1953 coup against the then elected Iranian government.

Recalling unpleasant events of 1953, Imam once said that such nasty coup happened because of the then government had not attached enough significance to religious figures of that era. Imam also criticized the separation between religion and politics at the certain juncture of history.  

Imam Khomeini on several occasions strongly denounced the notorious US and British-orchestrated coup against Iran's first democratically-elected government.

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal was an Egyptian journalist who was editor-in-chief of the Cairo newspaper Al-Ahram and had been a commentator . He also conducted several interviews with Imam Khomeini.

During an interview with the journalist, Imam Khomeini detailed factors which led to nationalization of oil and subsequent coup against Mosaddeq. 

Over six decades have passed since coup d’état against Iran's first democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq. The coup was completed on August 19 in 1953.

The coup overthrew Mosaddeq who nationalized Iran’s oil production in 1951 which had been under British control.

Mosaddeq’s move became a source of serious concern for the US and Britain which saw their interests at grave risk.

However, the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 under the leadership of Imam Khomeini changed the course of history in the interest of Iranian nation. Iranian nation led by Imam Khomeini took their destiny in their own hands and established an Islamic-democratic system.

The Islamic revolution’s victory in 1979 under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini toppled the monarchial regime of Pahlavi and resulted in establishment of the Islamic-democratic system

 In 2013, the US Central Intelligence Agency released documents formally acknowledging the role it played alongside the British spy agency MI6 in the coup. Overthrowing Mosaddeq also strengthened the dictatorial rule of Iran’s deposed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi who had just fled Iran following a power struggle with him.

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