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View Diary: Aug. 19, 1953: When the Eisenhower Administration destroyed Iran's secular democracy (281 comments)

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    covered the gritty details of the nationalization, please don't fault  the diary's truncated discussion.

     Furthermore the Saudis had negotiated far better terms that what the British gave Iran, which fueled Iranian resentment and their feelings of entitlement.

    The reactionary religious right in Iran was powerful in the 50's also, a warning of the future.

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