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Mohammad Mossadegh
Prime Minister of Iran
In office
21 July 1952 – 19 August 1953
Monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Preceded by Ahmad Qavam
Succeeded by Fazlollah Zahedi
In office
28 April 1951 – 16 July 1952
Monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Preceded by Hossein Ala'
Succeeded by Ahmad Qavam
Personal details
Born (1882-06-16)16 June 1882
Tehran, Persia
Died 5 March 1967(1967-03-05) (aged 84)
Ahmadabad-e Mosaddeq, Iran
Political party National Front
Alma mater Sciences Po
University of Neuchâtel

Mohammad Mosaddegh was an Iranian politician. He was elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 until 1953. He was also an author, administrator, lawyer, and parliamentarian.

On 19 August 1953 Mosaddegh was removed from office by the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Britain's MI6. This was called Operation Ajax in the West. In Iran it is called the 28 Mordad 1332 coup. The change in power was one reason for the Iranian Revolution in 1979. In 2013, the U.S. government formally acknowledged the U.S. role in the coup, as a part of its foreign policy initiatives.

Mosaddegh was named man of the year in 1951 by Time magazine. He remains one of the most popular people in Iranian history.

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