News Brief 8/19/2013, Elul 13, 5773
Documents Confirm CIA, MI6 Behind '53 Iran Coup
The National Security Archive over the weekend released documents that show clearly that the CIA, along with Britain's MI6, were responsible for the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq in 1953. Mossadeq was eventually replaced by the Shah of Iran, who was ousted as leader in the country's Islamic Revolution in 1979 by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
After he was overthrown, Mossadeq was arrested and convicted of treason. He served three years in prison and was released to house arrest, where he died in 1967.