17th Iranian Majlis

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Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh

The 17th Iranian Majlis was a legislative assembly with a term beginning on Apr, 25, 1952.

Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh was removed from power in a coup on 19 August 1953, organised and carried out by the CIA at the request of the British MI6 which chose Iranian General Fazlollah Zahedi to succeed Mosaddegh.[1]

The 17th Majlis was ultimately dissolved by Mohammad Reza Shah.

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  1. ^ James Risen (16 April 2000). "Secrets of History: The C.I.A. in Iran". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 November 2006.