Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Iran: Iranian MPs approve bill on following up 1953 coup case

Source: IRNA

Tehran, Aug 27, IRNA – Members of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) approved a two-star bill on Tuesday which assigned the government of President Hassan Rohani to follow up the case of involvement of US and Britain in Iranˈs 1953 coup dˈetat at international forums.

The bill, signed by 78 lawmakers, was ratified by 173 votes in favor, 16 against and 11 abstentions.

Following the US-Uk led coup in Iran, the country suffered 25 years of dictatorship and was entagled with heavy material and spiritual damage, the Iranian MPs said during the session.

They urged government of President Rohani to form a committee soon conducted by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to examine the scale of damage inflicted upon the country and present a report to the Majlis within a six-month period.

They also urged the government to follow up legal and spiritual rights of the Iranian nation through international bodies and seek compensations from the US and Britain for their contribution to the 1953 coup.

The US and British intelligence services have recently admitted their direct role in Iranˈs coup detat on August 19, 1953 which led to the fall of the democratically elected government of prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq.

The 1953 coup détat was orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name Operation Boot) and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project).

Official website of the US magazine, Foreign Policy, has recently published documents on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the CIA-MI6 overthrow of Mosaddeq government.

The documents revealed the direct involvement of the US in the coup against Iran’s legitimate government.

It was explicitly mentioned in parts of the documents that the military coup was planned and led by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA ) as part of the US foreign policy doctrine.