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Shah Dismisses The Prime Minister

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August, 13, 1953 A.D.:
Shah Dismisses The Prime Minister

By: Mir M.Hosseini

Shah had totally lost control and was already taking orders from outside while signing a decree dismissing the popular Prime Minister Mosaddegh and replacing him with retired army general Zahedi. This paper were not announced publicly and it was just a formality to install a puppet regime. This paper indeed had no value because according to the Iranian constitution it was the duty of the parliament to appoint or dismiss the prime minister. Two days later, Mohammad Reza Shah and his British wife Sorayya were in Ramsar waiting to see what will happen. A special aircraft was kept ready and waiting at the airport to fly him away. On Aug, 19, 1953, a US-UK backed covert operation called TP-AJAX toppled Mosaddegh.

KEY TERMS:British , Iran , Iranian , Mohammad Reza Shah , Mosaddegh , Prime Minister , Ramsar , Reza Shah , Shah , Sorayya , TP-AJAX , UK , US , Zahedi

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