Friday, August 25, 2006

Some reasons for US-Iran tension

I came across two pieces of information regarding US-Iran relations that I thought important to share.
1) President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fought in the Iran-Iraq war, in which Saddam lead the Iraqis and was backed by the US.
2) "In 1953, the CIA (with British involvement) overthrew Iran's first democratically elected prime minister, Mohammad Mossedegh, after his parliament voted to nationalize Iran's oil industry."
- Iran’s Quiet Revolution, by Deborah Campbell, in The Walrus)

Additionally, Hersh comments on Israel, Hezbollah and the US.


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