Image Remarks: A very rare photograph from Kim Roosevelt (Kermit) a spy from American spying agency CIA who masterminded a coup in Tehran in 1953 against the democratic government of Dr. Mohammad Mosaddegh. Clues&Views:On April 12, 1999, in an offhand remark in front of the captains of industry, President Clinton said: Iran, because of its enormous geopolitical importance over time, has been the subject of quite a lot of abuse from various Western nations. I think sometimes it's quite important to tell people, look, you have a right to be angry at something my country or my culture or others that are generally allied with us did to you 50 or 60 or 100 or 150 years ago. (The Washington Post, May 1, 1999) US Secretary of State Madeline Albright, in a meeting of corporate lobbyists in March 2000 stated: In 1953, the United States played a significant role in orchestrating the overthrow of Iran's popular prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh . . . The coup was clearly a set back for Iran's political development and it is easy to see why so many Iranians continue to resent this intervention by America in their internal affair. (US Department of State, March 17, 2000) 57 years after the CIA backed coup, the US president threatens Iran with nuclear weapons signaling a dead-end in American system in allegiance to a racist regime and apartheid lobbies.
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Source/Contributor::From the glossary of CIA against Mosaddegh by Anousheh