Posted by: Anonymous
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Date: March 24, 2005 07:46PM
Apparently Britain controlled the oil in Iran and agreed to pay a royalty to the government. However, Britain somehow coerced them into accepting a one sided deal where the Iranian government had to accept whatever figures the British decided to provide. The Iranians were not allowed to audit the oil company. So obviously the British were not paying the agreed royalties and were making billions. The Iranian government finally decided to kick the British out. Well Britain decided to retaliate by convincing the Americans that what in fact was happening was that the Iranian government was influenced by the Soviet Union and was nationalizing private industry, and that the Soviet Union was going to assert it's control. So yes, the CIA became involved and help overthrow the government.
By the way, that must have been an interesting documentary. What channel was it on, what was it called?