Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said in his Twitter account that the US enmity with Iran started after the 1953 Iranian coup d'état ( known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup d'état), and continued until the Islamic Revolution.

Iran PressIran News: Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the occasion of the anniversary of the infamous coup d'état (August 15- 19, 1953) stated in his Twitter account: "The Islamic Republic of Iran has blocked the way for the United States to re-enter and infiltrate the country, and this prohibition of negotiations is one of the means of closing the way for the United States to enter; This, of course, is very difficult for Americans."

The 1953 Iranian coup d'état was the overthrow of the then democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq in favour of strengthening the monarchical rule of the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United States and the United Kingdom and carried out by the Iranian military.

On such a day, a number of the army forces of the oppressive regime, with the cooperation of the United States and Britain, overthrew the government of "Mohammad Mossadeq" and re-established "Mohammad Reza Pahlavi", who had fled abroad.  

The American-British coup of August 1953, which led to the fall of the legitimate government of Iran at the time (Mossadeq's government), commemorates a critical period in Iran's political history before the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

The August 19 coup, part of a series of US-British interventions in Iran during the victory of the nationalization movement in the Iranian oil industry, took place at a time when the International Court of Justice had ruled in Iran's favor over British-Iranian oil deals.

In recent years, new documents have been published about foreign interference in the coup d'état of August 19, and some US officials have even acknowledged the direct role of this country and Britain in the coup.


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