SAVAK
SAVAK (Persian: ساواک, short for سازمان اطلاعات و امنیت کشور Sāzemān-e Ettelā'āt va Amniyat-e Keshvar, Organization of Intelligence and National Security) was the secret police, domestic security and ...
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CIA activities in Iran

Britain, resentful of the nationalization of Iran's oil industry, came up with the idea for the coup in 1952 and pressed the U.S. to mount a joint operation to remove the democratically elected g...
Hassan Pakravan
Hassan Pakravan (4 August 1911 – 11 April 1979) was a well known diplomat and minister in the Pahlavi pre-revolutionary government of Iran. He is not only notable for his political involvement with th...
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Nematollah Nassiri
Nematollah Nassiri (1911 in Semnan – 16 February 1979), was the director of SAVAK, the Iranian intelligence agency during the rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Nassiri served as the commander of the ...
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Teymur Bakhtiar
Teymur Bakhtiar (تیمور بختیار in Persian) (1914 – 12 August 1970) was an Iranian general and the founder and head of SAVAK from 1956 to 1961, when he was dismissed by the Shah. In 1970, SAVAK agents a...
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Manouchehr Hashemi
General Manouchehr Hashemi was an Iranian spy for the Shah's SAVAK intelligence agency, who became head of its counter-espionage department (Dept VIII). One of its longest-serving senior officers (ser...
Manucher Ghorbanifar
Manucher Ghorbanifar (Persian: منوچهر قربانیفر‎; nickname "Gorba") is an expatriate Iranian arms dealer. He is best known as a middleman in the Iran–Contra Affair during the Ronald Reagan presid...
Hossein Fardoust
Hossein Fardoust (1917 – 18 May 1987) was a childhood friend of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and served for ten years as deputy head of SAVAK, the powerful Iranian intelligence agency...
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Nasser Moghadam
Lieutenant General Nasser Moghadam (1921 – 11 April 1979) was the fourth and last chief of SAVAK (6 June 1978 – 12 February 1979). He succeeded General Nematollah Nassiri, who was arrested by t...
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CIA activities in the Near East, North Africa, South and Southwest Asia
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government. The CIA's headquarters is in Langley, Virginia, 2 miles (3.2 ...
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1953 Iranian coup d'état
The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup, was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the Unit...
1953 Iranian coup d'état - Wikipedia