Iran weighs lawsuit after CIA acknowledges role in 1953 coup

Mossadegh was sentenced to three years of solitary confinement in 1953 and remained under house arrest until his death in 1967. 

The U.S.-British plot to overthrow him served as a rallying point for the 1979 revolution that ousted the Shah, and Mossadegh remains a popular figure in Iran today despite his secularist politics.

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