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2021-March-20  13:33

Gov’t Spokesman Lauds Iranian Nation’s Resistance since ‘Oil Industry Nationalization’ until Today

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee praised the Iranian nation’s resistance against colonial powers from the day that the country’s oil industry was nationalized 70 years ago up until today.

In a message on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the nationalization of the oil industry spearheaded by the late Mohammad Mosaddeq, Rabiyee said the day is reminiscent of a great but unfinished national epic.

The government spokesman added that the bill to nationalize the oil industry explicitly introduced control of the priceless national asset to contribute to peace in the world.

He noted that the US-UK alliance formed the coup d'etat, back then, by resorting to the so-called communist danger.

Rabiyee underlined that today, fortunately, that national resistance line has come to its fullest in the form of nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

He said that the country’s nuclear energy diplomacy is moving along the economic development track.

A legislation was passed by the Iranian parliament on March 15, 1951, and was verified by the legislative body on March 17, 1951 which led to the nationalization of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (AIOC).

The movement was led by Mohammad Mosaddeq, a member of the parliament for the National Front and future prime minister of Iran.

But the 1953 coup d'état (known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup) was the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iran, and its head of government Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq on August 19, 1953, orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name 'Operation Boot') and the United States (under the name Pejak Project).

The coup saw the formation of a military government under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who progressed from a constitutional monarch to an authoritarian one who relied heavily on the United States' support to hold on to power until his own overthrow in February 1979.