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By Ali Rahnema

Ali Rahnema's paintings is a meticulous historic reconstruction of the Iranian coup d'état in 1953 that resulted in the overthrow of Mohammed Mosaddeq and his govt. Mosaddeq's removing from energy has most likely attracted extra recognition than the other occasion happening in the course of his tenure due to the position of overseas involvement; the political, monetary and social impression on Iran and the long term effect the ousting had on Iran-US relatives. Drawing on American, British and Iranian assets, Rahnema heavily examines the four-day interval among the 1st failed coup and the second one profitable try out, investigating in advantageous element how the 2 coups have been conceptualised, rationalised and performed via avid gamers on either the Anglo-American and Iranian facets. via painstaking learn into little-studied resources, Rahnema casts new gentle on how a small team of hugely influential pro-Britain politicians and tool agents revisited the realities at the floor with the CIA operatives dispatched to Iran and the way they recalibrated a brand new, and eventually winning, operational plan.

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