Talk:CIA activities in Iran

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This page seems to have multiple issues all pertaining to unreliable content. Unfortunately I dont have the time to sort it out Krym66 (talk) 15:28, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

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Incomplete "History"[edit]

This article states that Britain was resentful because P.M. Mossadegh nationalised the oil industry. What it does not say is why Mossadegh did that. Britain built, operated and serviced the refinery at Abadan. It did so to supply its merchant fleet and navy going to and from India, Australia and New Zealand, vital to supply the UK with raw materials which it lacked. But Britain refused to share any revenue, refused to train or employ any Persian except as labourers, and refused to allow the Persian authorities to see the record or the books of account. There were 2 coups, one led by Britain alone before WW2, a farcical (pun intended) failure, the second, successful was manufactured by the USA, after Britain convinced President Truman that Mossadegh was a member of the communist Tudeh party, which he probably was not. Historygypsy (talk) 21:16, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

CIA's Kurdish intervention in Iraq[edit]

I believe this matter is more relevant to the CIA activities in Iraq article, which I have recently rewritten large chunks of. Therefore, I will not be restoring an improved version of that section here, despite my previous statement on the matter.TheTimesAreAChanging (talk) 00:15, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

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Anti-communist purge[edit]

The complete Tower Commission report was added to the Internet Archive last November, so we can now easily check it ourselves rather than relying solely on secondary sources. A Google Books snippet suggests the following two sentences are from page 104 of the original print version, though you'll need to jump to page 68 or so (out of 299) in the Internet Archive's digital version:

In 1983, the U.S. helped bring to the attention of Tehran the threat inherent in the extensive infiltration of the government by the communist Tudeh Party and Soviet or pro-Soviet cadres in the country. Using this information, the Khomeini government took measures, including mass executions, that virtually eliminated the pro-Soviet infrastructure in Iran.

The CIA is not named specifically—at least not here, in the "Background" section of "Appendix B" (perhaps there is more to be found by scouring the rest of the document)—but it seems there is little reason to doubt the secondary sources on that point. I have previously argued that the evidence for U.S. involvement in an anti-communist purge in Iraq in 1963 is relatively limited—at least, there is nothing like this official admission, and the Iraqi Ba'th Party had already drawn up its own "kill lists" years in advance (not that the U.S. couldn't have provided additional names if it was genuinely concerned that the Ba'th wasn't being thorough enough, I suppose)—but this is a reminder that it's certainly not ridiculous to consider the U.S. government perfectly capable of arranging the assassination of communist dissidents. (In this case, however—unlike Iraq or the Indonesian mass killings of 1965–1966—the targets were not the civilian rank-and-file members of the local communist party, but rather communist agents within the Iranian administration—and I should add that Soviet attempts to penetrate the highest levels of Iran's clerical establishment were by no means imaginary.) Regardless, I think this content should be added to higher-profile articles than this one: People might find it interesting.TheTimesAreAChanging (talk) 00:06, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

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