Posted: August 23, 2013 at 4:58 a.m.
Sixty years ago, on Aug. 19, 1953, modern Iranian history took a critical turn when a U.S.- and British-backed coup overthrew the country’s prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. The event’s reverberations have haunted its orchestrators over the years, contributing to the anti-Americanism that accompanied the Shah’s ouster in early 1979 and even influencing the Iranians who seized the U.S. embassy in Teheran later that year.
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Editorial, Pages 16 on 08/23/2013