Tehran city coun­cil names street af­ter Mo­ham­mad Mosad­degh

Tehran Times - - SOCIETY -

TEHRAN — Tehran city coun­cil has named Naft (oil) street af­ter Prime Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Mosad­degh.

Mosad­degh is very well-known for his ef­forts in na­tion­al­iza­tion of the Ira­nian oil in­dus­try in 1951. Prior to the na­tion­al­iza­tion of the in­dus­try it had been un­der Bri­tish con­trol since 1913 through the Anglo-Per­sian Oil Com­pany.

The Ira­nian politi­cian was the head of a demo­crat­i­cally elected gov­ern­ment and held of­fice as the Prime Min­is­ter of Iran from 1951 un­til 1953. His gov­ern­ment was over­thrown in a coup d’état aided by the United States’ Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence Agency and the United King­dom’s Se­cret In­tel­li­gence Ser­vice.

He passed away in March 1967.

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