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By Christopher Petherick

Few americans at the present time have any thought why Iran and the United States look eternally to be at loggerheads or perhaps why Iran held fifty two American hostages for 444 days in Tehran after the overthrow of the shah, America's top best friend within the sector. Iranians be mindful good the 1953 CIA-orchestrated coup that forcibly got rid of democratically elected major Minster Mohammad Mossadeq, a guy devoted to loosening the grip the Western oil businesses had over Iran and her oil. Now, for the 1st time, is the tale of the coup d?etat that put the scary Shah of Iran in strength as advised by means of former CIA operative Donald Wilber, a deep hide CIA asset in Iran on the time. Wilber lays out the total plan - each soiled trick and rotten scheme - which so effectively got rid of major Minister Mossadeq, via all debts an exceptional nationalist and a smart chief. additionally contains 5 eye-opening appendices, 20 interval images, a whole index and an advent through AFP's personal Christopher Petherick. A must-read to appreciate why Iran has, among all international locations, been a thorn within the part of the hot global Order.

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It was felt that every effort should be made to bring the rather long-winded and often illogical Persians into a position 30 THE CIA IN IRAN where each one knew exactly what specific action was required of him. The soundness of this feeling was demonstrated when the failure of the Persians to maintain security resulted in the initial breakdown. The other group, headed by Wilber, assumed responsibility for the psychological warfare phases of the plan. Overall direction of these groups and of relations with the field station were in the hands of Mr.

Mr. John Waller, just having returned from service as Chief FI, Tehran, was charged with the Headquarters support responsibilities during Ajax and maintained the required liaison with the Departments of State and Defense. Although not present in Tehran for the final implementation of Ajax, Mr. Roger Goiran, previous Chief of Station Tehran, directed the early stages and preliminaries of the operation in Tehran. It should be here noted that Mr. Goiran, more than any other officer, was responsible for having developed, over a five-year period, station assets which proved valuable and necessary to the operation.

Fourth, the climax was now approaching of the [Kayvani/ Jalili] campaign of alleged Tudeh terrorism. ) On this evening [Kayvani/Jalili] had gangs of alleged Tudehites on the streets with orders to loot and smash shops on Lalezar and Amirieh streets whenever possible, and to make it clear that this was the Tudeh in action. During the evening all these factors came together. Security forces were given orders to clear the streets and serious fighting resulted. Friends of Colonel [Hamidi] in the Police Department exceeded instructions in preventing Tudeh vandalism by beating up Tudehites and shouting for the Shah.

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