scoop.co.nz 24 Mar, 2021 04:15 am

Cheap Oil Instead Of Democracy: The Conflict Between Iran And The US

Cheap Oil Instead Of Democracy: The Conflict Between Iran And The US
In 1906, Iran was one of the first states in the Middle East to officially to become a democracy. However, in order to secure cheap oil from the country, the US and Britain overthrew progressive Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 and turned Iran into ...

However, in order to secure cheap oil from the country, the US and Britain overthrew progressive Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 and turned Iran into a “pro-Western” dictatorship.Shah Pahlavi’s opponent was Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.Prime Minister Mossadegh was extremely popular with the Iranian people.Prime Minister Mossadegh, however, wanted to hand over control of Iran’s oil to the Iranian state.

Prime Minister Mossadegh resigned in protest because of this.When the shah then appointed Ahmad Qavam, a British-friendly member of parliament, as prime minister, protests followed.

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