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    CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup
    Documents Provide New Details on Mosaddeq Overthrow and Its Aftermath
    National Security Archive Calls for Release of Remaining Classified Record
    National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 435
    Posted – August 19, 2013
    Edited by Malcolm Byrne

    While the National Security Archive applauds the CIA's decision to make these materials available, today's posting shows clearly that these materials could have been safely declassified many years ago without risk of damage to the national security. (See sidebar, "Why is the Coup Still a Secret?")

    Archive Deputy Director Malcolm Byrne called for the U.S. intelligence community to make fully available the remaining records on the coup period. "There is no longer good reason to keep secrets about such a critical episode in our recent past. The basic facts are widely known to every school child in Iran. Suppressing the details only distorts the history, and feeds into myth-making on all sides."

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 06:09:58 PM PDT

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