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Iran tells Trump to fight U. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also noted the day before that there were "enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran" trying to destabilize the country, but the reformist moderate leader said the threat could be "converted into an opportunity" to address national grievances "because all the people on the streets are not those commanded by foreigners and there are some of them who are protesting for their own feelings and problems," Iran's semi-official Mehr News Agency reported.
Persian soldiers chase rioters during civil unrest in Tehran, August On August 19,democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the CIA and British intelligence, after having nationalized the oil industry.
The Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was re-installed in the primary position of power. Massive protests broke out across the nation, leaving almost dead in firefights in the streets of Tehran.
Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U. Iran's support for an independent Palestinian state and militant groups opposed to Israel has led Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to label Iran public enemy number one and the two countries routinely accuse the other of warmongering and funding terrorism.
The two have backed opposing militant and political movements across the region, engaging in proxy wars of influence. While both Israel and Saudi Arabia have frequently found themselves the target of Iran's political rhetoric, the pair's mutual ally has an even longer, arguably more controversial history with modern-day Iran.
The younger Pahlavi enjoyed Western backing, which proved useful for him when popular, democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh threatened the Shah's absolute power. Mossadegh passed laws limiting Pahlavi's control and nationalized the oil industry, in which the U.
Viewing this as a threat to its interests, the U. Pahlavi would go on to rule as shah for more than 25 years, accused of various human rights abuses, until he himself was forced to flee during the Islamic Revolution that shaped the country's contemporary political system.
Iranian student activists stormed the building and held 52 of its occupants hostage as revenge for the U. The day hostage crisis, believed to be the longest of its kind in modern history, was resolved through extensive negotiation and hostages were released on the inaugural day of President Ronald Reagan, January 20, Throughout the crisis, however, Iran was hit by the first of what would be decades of U.
The money was diverted to fund anti-communist Contra guerrillas in Nicaragua and, when the news leaked, the scandal became known as the Iran-Contra Affair. All people on board were killed. At the same time, however, Iran was included in President George W.
Bush's "Axis of Evil" speech in along with North Korea and Iraq, which the administration proceeded to invade the following year.
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