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Iran's Parliament To Debate Suing US Over 1953 Coup

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Tomorrow Iranian lawmakers will begin to debate a bill that seeks to sue the U.S. for its role in the 1953 coup that overthrew Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh.

Recently declassified documents offer more details of the CIA's role in the coup, which resulted in the Shah being restored to power.

From the AP:

Iran's parliament has approved fast tracking debate on a bill that seeks to sue the U.S. for its involvement in the 1953 coup that overthrew the country's democratically elected prime minister.

Lawmakers will begin deliberations Wednesday over how to launch a formal complaint accusing the U.S. government of intervening in Iran's internal affairs and inflicting damages on the Persian state. The 290-seat house approved the urgent debate of the bill Tuesday in a session broadcast on state radio.

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