TV News LIES

Wednesday, May 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International Obama: First president to admit role in '53 Iran coup

Obama: First president to admit role in '53 Iran coup

E-mail Print PDF

President Obama Thursday became the first president to acknowledge responsibility for the 1953 CIA-led coup that overthrew the elected prime minister of Iran, Mohammed Mossadegh.

"In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically-elected Iranian government," Mr. Obama said, alluding to the 1953 coup. Funded and egged on by the CIA, Iranian monarchists removed Mr. Mossadegh - who had nationalized a British-owned oil company. The coup reinstalled Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, an autocratic ruler who was subsequently overthrown in a popular revolution in 1979.

Until Thursday, the most senior U.S. official to express regret for the coup was Madeleine Albright in 2000 when she was secretary of State.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Investigators play down explosion theory in EgyptAir crash

Explosion theory dismissed in EgyptAir crasPart of a plane chair among recovered debris of the EgyptAir jet that crashed in the...

U.S. To Completely Lift Vietnam Arms Embargo

US to lift arms embargo on VietnamHuman Rights Watch reacted with dismay to Washington’s decision to toss away a critical lever it...

Two more found dead on Everest, bringing total to six

Mt. EverestThe last four days near the world's tallest peak have been extraordinarily deadly, as perhaps six...

Four climbers dead on Everest in four days

Everest cliimberSince last Thursday four people have died on the 29,035-foot peak, including a Sherpa. Rescue efforts...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!