Coup 1953 film opens up wounds over Britain’s criminal role in Iran’s history

19 November 2020 — Middle East Eye

Hamid Dabashi

While the documentary’s release has been blocked by British filmmakers, the truth of its story cannot be suppressed

Protesters run in the streets of Tehran after the 1953 coup orchestrated by the US and Britain (AFP)

“Angry TV film-makers stop release of lauded Iranian documentary,” ran the headline of a recent Guardian news story. What documentary exactly is this? We learn: “Coup 53, which charts MI6’s role in the shah’s restoration, has been blocked by makers of a 1985 show, who say it sullies their names.”

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Britain and the Iranian Revolution: Arms & Secret Deals By Mark Curtis

8 February 2019 — Consortium News

Mark Curtis reviews the expediency that for many decades has marked U.K. policy toward Iran.

British Foreign Policy Declassified

Forty years ago, the Iranian revolution sent a shockwave through the Middle East, overthrowing the Western client, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and bringing to power the Islamic regime of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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