“Perfidious Albion”- The View of the U.S. National Security Archive? by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
August 23, 2013

This week, to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the CIA-MI6 overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mossaddegh, on 19th August 1953, the (US) National Security Archive has released documents confirming the details of the coup and the grubby US-UK involvement.(i)

The document makes fairly clear that the British government has fought for much of the sixty years to prevent revelations of details of another shameful event – which has anyway long been public knowledge, if not in minute detail.

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