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By Ali Rahnema

Ali Rahnema's paintings is a meticulous historic reconstruction of the Iranian coup d'état in 1953 that resulted in the overthrow of Mohammed Mosaddeq and his executive. Mosaddeq's elimination from energy has most likely attracted extra recognition than the other occasion happening in the course of his tenure due to the function of overseas involvement; the political, fiscal and social impression on Iran and the long term influence the ousting had on Iran-US relatives. Drawing on American, British and Iranian resources, Rahnema heavily examines the four-day interval among the 1st failed coup and the second one winning try out, investigating in high quality element how the 2 coups have been conceptualised, rationalised and achieved via gamers on either the Anglo-American and Iranian aspects. via painstaking examine into little-studied resources, Rahnema casts new gentle on how a small team of hugely influential pro-Britain politicians and gear agents revisited the realities at the floor with the CIA operatives dispatched to Iran and the way they recalibrated a brand new, and eventually winning, operational plan.

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