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CIA Documents on Iran, Mossadegh, 1953 Coup | 1951-1954

This archive collects declassified CIA documents on Iran, Dr. Mossadegh, oil negotiations and the 1953 coup. The transcribed documents are supplemented with in-depth analysis, footnotes, annotations and other background information, with regular updates to follow.

U.S. State Department Documents on Iran | 1951-1954

National Security Council (NSC) documents on Iran




CIA Documents

The Current Crisis In Iran | March 16, 1951

Role of the Haifa Refinery in the Iranian Crisis | July 9, 1951

Official Diary | July 30, 1952

Ayatollah Kashani’s Threat to Mossadegh | September 7-30, 1952

Prospects For Survival of Mossadeq Regime in Iran | October 14, 1952

Tudeh Party Attitude Regarding Certain Political Leaders and Elements | October 21, 1952

The Iranian Situation (Allen Dulles to Pres. Eisenhower) | March 1, 1953

Mossadeq Slowly Consolidating Position | March 1953

Measures which the United States Government Might Take in Support of a Successor Government to Mosadeq | March – July 1953

General Zahedi seeks Shah’s support to overthrow Mossadeq | April 2, 1953

Political Prospects In Iran | July 29, 1953

CIA Drafts Official U.S. Statement For After 1953 Coup In Iran | Aug. 5, 1953

Shah’s Decrees Obtained, Zahedi Needs Firm Guidance | August 14, 1953

Assessment of the Iranian Situation | August 17, 1953

CIA Commendations For Officers Involved In 1953 Coup | August 20-26, 1953

Transmittal of Texts of Messages Sent By Prime Minister Zahedi and Prime Minister Churchill | September 16, 1953

Highlights of the Mossadeq Trial | Nov. 1953

Opposition to the Zahedi Regime | Nov. 12, 1953

A Study of Electoral Methods in Iran | Nov. 13, 1953

Iran [Undated Memo Four Months After 1953 Coup] | Dec-Jan. 1953

Letter From Allen Dulles Commending Donald N. Wilber | January 30, 1954

Campaign To Install Pro-Western Government In Iran | March 8, 1954

Iran’s Financial Crisis | June 2, 1961

The Shah of Iran’s Current Outlook | March 30, 1966


After Razmara’s Death, CIA Probes “The Current Crisis In Iran”
The assassination of Iranian Premier Ali Razmara — March 1951

Ayatollah Kashani’s Threat to Mossadegh | CIA, Sept. 1952
The assassination of Iranian Premier Ali Razmara — March 1951

Zahedi In “Dream World”, Needs “Firm Realistic Guidance” | CIA, Aug. 1953
Shah's Decrees Obtained For Coup, Fazlollah Zahedi Needs Firm Guidance

After OPERATION AJAX, CIA Commendations Planned for 1953 Coup In Iran
After OPERATION AJAX, CIA Commendations Planned for 1953 Coup in Iran

Zahedi & Churchill’s Secret Messages After 1953 Coup
After OPERATION AJAX, CIA Commendations Planned for 1953 Coup in Iran

Highlights of the Mossadeq Trial | 9-Point CIA Memo (Nov. 1953)
Highlights of the Mossadeq Trial | CIA Memo (Nov. 1953)

A Study of Electoral Methods in Iran | CIA Report, Nov. 1953
A Study of Electoral Methods in Iran | CIA Report, Nov. 1953

Allen Dulles Praised TP-AJAX As a “Major Victory”
A Study of Electoral Methods in Iran | CIA Report, Nov. 1953

Campaign To Install Pro-Western Government In Iran
Campaign To Install Pro-Western Government In Iran | CIA document, March 1954

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CIA Weighs Ali Amini's “Serious Financial Problems” (June 1961)





CIA Propaganda

Our National Character | 1953

Mossadeq’s Spy Service | 1953

Along the Road Toward Dictatorship | August 1953

Rare CIA Propaganda Depicts Mossadegh As Power-Mad Dictator
Along the Road Toward Dictatorship | CIA Propaganda (1953)

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