Iran Iran iranian us_interventions_project 1951 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1b8a8c6_1 false 1 ------ Iran's Parliament votes to nationalize the oil industry, and legislators backing the law elect its leading advocate, Dr. Mossadegh, as prime minister. Britain, not happy with the compensation offered for the oil nationalization, responds with threats and sanctions. [[ http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/mideast/041600iran-cia-chapter1.html Iran | New York Times, n.d. ]] [[ http://www.iranchamber.com/history/mmosaddeq/mohammad_mosaddeq.php Iran | Chamber Society, n.d. ]] [[ http://www.iranchamber.com/history/oil_nationalization/oil_nationalization.php Curtis, | Chamber Society, n.d. ]] [[ http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/articles/l30iran.htm | Mark. 1995. The Ambiguities of Power: British Foreign Policy since 1945. Zed Press, Chapter 4. ]] ====== 1953 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1b8a8c6_2 false 1 ------ A CIA covert operation succeeds in overthrowing Iran's democratic government and installing the Shah as dictator. [[ http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/mideast/041600iran-cia-index.html Iran | New York Times, n.d. ]] [[ http://www.iranchamber.com/history/coup53/coup53p1.php | Chamber Society, n.d. ]] ====== 1953-1979 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1b8a8c6_3 false 1 ------ The CIA, through SAVAK - the Iranian secret police - launchs a reign of terror on the civilian population. In 1976, Amnesty International said SAVAK had the worst human rights record on the planet, their CIA-textbook torture techniques were 'beyond belief.' [[ http://www.mediamonitors.net/mosaddeq14.html#_edn26 CIA-on-Campus.org, | Media Monitors, 10/2/2001 ]] [[ http://www.cia-on-campus.org/usc.edu/mccone.html | n.d. ]] ------ After the 1979 revolution, the Iranians find a CIA film made for SAVAK on how to torture women. [[ http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemId=12216 Blum, | Working for Change, 10/25/01 ]] [[ http://www.intellnet.org/resources/american_terrorism/US-Torture.html | 2000 ]] ====== August 6, 1954 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1b8a8c6_5 false 1 ------ Iran announces an oil deal with British, French and American oil companies. [[ http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/mideast/080654iran-statements.html | Associated Press, 8/6/1954 ]] ====== 1979 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1b8a8c6_6 false 1 ------ Growing opposition to the dictatorship of the Shah causes him to flee, and he is replaced by the leader of the Shah's opponents, Ayatollah Khomeini, who returns from exile to be greeted by adoring millions. The Ayatollah's fiery brand of nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism leads to the efficient establishment of a clergy-dominated Islamic Republic, where the USA is styled as the 'Great Satan' and Israel fares not much better. [[ http://www.iranchamber.com/history/white_revolution/white_revolution.php Iran | Iran Chamber Society, n.d. ]] [[ http://www.iranchamber.com/history/islamic_revolution/islamic_revolution.php | Chamber Society, n.d. ]] ====== 2002 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1b8a8c6_7 false 1 ------ In Bush's first State of the Union speech, he includes Iran in what he terms the 'Axis of Evil.' His answer to why they hate us is that they hate what we stand for - freedom and democracy. [[ http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/09/20/gen.bush.transcript CNN, | CNN, 9/20/2001 ]] [[ http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/01/30/ret.axis.facts/ | n.d. ]] ====== 2003 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1b8a8c6_8 false 1 ------ In Bush's State of the Union speech this year he claims, "<i>Iranians, like all people, have a right to choose their own government, and determine their own destiny, and the United States supports their aspirations to live in freedom.</i>." [[ http://asia.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/01/28/sotu.transcript/ United | CNN, 1/28/03 ]] [[ http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20030128-083443-9087r | Press International, 1/28/03 ]] ======