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Operation Ajax (1953)

Operation Ajax (1953) (officially TP-AJAX) was an covert operation by the United States CIA in collaborating with the Pahlavi dynasty, to overthrow the elected government of Iran and Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and consolidate the power of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.

Operation Ajax Summary

The 1953 coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad Coup, was organized and orchestrated by the United Kingdom and United States, along with the Pahlavi Dynasty, to remove and replace Mohammad Mossaddegh, the democratically elected prime minister of Iran from his position of power, and replace him with the pro-American Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. The British called it Operation Boot, while the Americans named it the TPAJAX Project (The prefix TP indicated that the project was to be carried out in Iran. This was the first time the CIA worked to undermine a democratically elected government, and their success there encouraged them to carry out a similar plan in Guatemala, the following year.
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