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During Iran's modern history, US embassy has always operated as a means to oppress democracy and stabilize dictatorship.
Publish Date : 11:17 - 2020 August 09

Irdc.ir: During Iran's modern history, US embassy has always operated as a means to oppress democracy and stabilize dictatorship. Here's some of its proceedings:


Stabilization of Pahlavi dictatorship in 1953 coup

US embassy was the executive committee of the coup. Kim Roosevelt managed each and every level of the coup directly from the embassy. Louise Henderson, US embassador in Iran had a major role in the coup and was in contact with the White House. After the victory of the coup, Henderson was awarded with a one million dollar prize by Muhammadreza Pahlavi.

As Mark Gasiorowski claims, US embassy increased the number of its staff in the time of Mosaddegh administration. They widely operated in various political، economic and security fields. As well as spying on Iranian nation, they had a great power to strengthen or weaken political actors of Iran when they were working so hard for their independence and nationalizing the industries.

The 1953 coup was one of the primer steps of stabilization of the dictator regime of Muhammadreza Pahlavi.


US embassy role in fortifying Pahlavi forces to oppress the nation

William Sullivan said in his diaries that United States provided the Pahlavi dynasty with the needed equipment for oppressing the protests.

The last US embassador in Iran, who had traveled to his country for vacation, provided tear gas for the regime to use it in the protests and demonstrations. He says: "I met and talked to US authorities about Iran's issues. We discussed the political crisis and unrest in Iran. Shah had asked for some tear gas. Considering that the tear gas is police equipment, congress has made limitation for selling it, and so we needed specific warrants". 

The embassador reveals how he tried to provide the Pahlavi regime with the tear gas.


US embassy efforts to protect the political stability of Pahlavi regime

US embassy also collected information about the opponents of regime and tried to confront them.

As General Robert Huyser says, US embassy in Iran had made specific decisions to protect the Pahlavi dynasty. They tried to control the revolutionary activities with this exchange of intelligence. The book "Conspiracy in Iran" mentions: " Sullivan has operated his plans to gain information about what the opponents are doing right on time by the agents of the embassy" and so he helpled the dictatorship to be more strong.


US embassy role in helping the military government to come into power

Sullivan notes: "We sent a report to Washington to remind our anticipation that Shah was going to ask our opinion about the formation of a military government to confront the current crisis, so US government must consider it now and share the result with me".

Parsons mentions that the answer came in 48 hours from Washington: "The answer explicitly said that if Shah assumes that a military government is the way to go, United States will confirm the request and fully support him".


US embassy support from the crimes committed by Pahlavi regime

US embassy supported the massacres done by Muhammadreza. There were times when fear overcame him but with efforts and proceedings of the embassy he gained back his spirit and planned another massacres.

Sullivan mentions how Shah was low-spirited in the latest days of his kingdom. Here comes the role of US embassador in stabilization of Pahlavi dictatorship. He immediately calls Washington and asks the president to personally send a message and support Shah. He says: "They got my message when the activities for solving problems between Arabs and Israel and Camp David Conference were in progress. But I got the answer from the ministry of foreign affairs right after I sent the message. I was informed that the letter was written and was going to be sent as soon as the president signed it".

United States, despite its democratic mottos, helped the dictatorship through its embassy.


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