The Iranian Coup D’état, 1953

Iranian trucks on a highway leading towards Tehran. (source: Wikimedia Commons) On August 15th, 1953, the Iranian Coup D'état began when British and American-backed rebels overthrew the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh. With the backing of the Persian Shahs (religious leaders), high-ranking members of the Iranian military tried to depose Mossadegh, ostensibly because the…