Uncertain of the United States' potential interest, the British were grappling with a conceived scheme. However, their own self-doubt hindered its execution. Consequently, they turned to the Americans, presenting a comprehensive scheme to orchestrate a coup against the democratically-elected government of Iran's Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh.
This pivotal moment occurred in 1953, with Mossadegh presiding in Tehran. His global prominence had surged due to his leadership in the successful movement to nationalize Iran's oil industry. His adept defense of Iran's oil sovereignty at the International Court of Justice in The Hague had become legendary.
Within a nation steeped in a 2,500-year history of monarchy, Mossadegh had nurtured the prospects of democracy, self-determination, and liberation. Heres how the coup happened in a nutshell: