Iran 1953

Mossadegh had been elected as Prime Minister of Iran and he had nationalised the Iranian Oil Industry, much to the anger of the British Government.  He would be overthrown in a coup in 1953, that is often portrayed as the bringing down of a democratic elected Government by the American CIA and British MI5 but as this one off episode shows it was more complex than that, and his own abuse of power helped bring about his downfall.  A biography of Mossadegh is included..

Mossadegh