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Operation Ajax

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  1. deposed the government of Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddeq and his cabinet, it was effected by Gen. Fazlollah Zahedi, SIS, and CIA agents working with anti-Communist civilians and army officers

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 28, 2009
  2. a 1953 Anglo-American covert operation to overthrow the government of Iran

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  3. The attempt to encourage a coup d'état, Operation Ajax required CIA man Kermit Roosevelt, Jr.'s bribing government officials, the news media, and businessmen, to allow imposing retired Gen. Fazlollah Zahedi and Imperial Guard Col. Nematollah Nassiri

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  4. This deposition of a formerly elected civil government was "a critical event in post-war world history", because it re-installed the unpopular Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, leading a pro-Western dictatorship, that, in the event, contributed to his depo

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  5. In the U.S., Operation Ajax (originally viewed as a triumph of covert action), now is considered "a haunting and terrible legacy"

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