• In 1953, Iran's elected prime minister Mossadeq - who tried to nationalize the oil industry - was overthrown in a CIA-organized coup [read more]

  • In 1976, Amnesty International concluded that the Shah's security force, SAVAK, had the worst human rights record on the planet, and that the number and variety of torture techniques the CIA had taught SAVAK were "beyond belief" [read more]

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