In August 1953 the head of democratically elected government of Iran, Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, was overthrown by a coup orchestrated by the United Kingdom and the United States. In the former it was done under the name of "Operation Boot" and in the latter "TPAJAX Project" AKA "Operation Ajax". From then on and since Eisenhower's administration, coups became an inseparable part of America's foreign policy.
In "Uninterrupted Wars; the 53 Coup" Malcolm Burn, Deputy Director of National Security Archive gives a detailed account of both internal and external players, the reasons and the results of the coup; a turning point in which democracy and the will of people were trampled for the sake of the recronation of a biddable king and the ouster of a public figure who had recently nationalized Iranian oil industry. The film goes on to show how this incident has been significant in shaping today's ties between Iran and the USA even after six decades.
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