Steve Aftergood: Diplomatic History of US with Iran Withheld — 61 Years Later — Due to Lasting Damage of CIA Covert Action

04 Inter-State Conflict, 07 Other Atrocities, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, Idiocy
Steven Aftergood
Steven Aftergood

Department of State Delays Release of Iran History

The U.S. Department of State has blocked the publication of a long-awaited documentary history of U.S. covert action in Iran in the 1950s out of concern that its release could adversely affect ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The controversial Iran history volume, part of the official Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, had been slated for release last summer. (“History of 1953 CIA Covert Action in Iran to be Published,”

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Phi Beta Iota: Covert Action — like Torture — has moral, political, and economic repercussions that last for centuries. In this instance, 61 years after the fact, CIA’s illicit interference in Iranian affairs, overturning a democratic election to restore a dictator to power, continue to be toxic.

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