U.S.-Iran relations from 1953 coup to 2023 detainee swap deal

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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DUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The United States and Iran are to free five detainees each under an exchange agreement that also involves the transfer of $6 billion of unfrozen Iranian assets from South Korea to accounts in Qatar. The deal removes one major irritant between Iran and the U.S., whose animosity dates back to the Central Intelligence Agency's orchestration of the overthrow of Iran’s popular Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953 and restoration of the Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who became a staunch U.S. ally. Following is a chronology...

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