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Fazlollah Zahedi

Fazlollah ZahediBorn: 1897
Birthplace: Hamedan, Iran
Died: 2-Sep-1963 [1]
Location of death: Geneva, Switzerland
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Shia Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Iran
Executive summary: Prime Minister of Iran, 1953-55

Military service: Iranian Army (General)

Overthrew the duly elected Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, in a military coup, with British and CIA support. Immediately after the coup, Britain covertly gave $5M to the new regime. Even so, during this critical time the Shah of Iran, fearing for his personal safety, had fled the country.


[1] David Wise gives the date as 1-Sep-1963, The Invisible Government, p.110.

Father: Abol Hassan Zahedi
Wife: (married twice)
Wife: Khadijeh Pirnia
Son: Ardeshir Zahedi (diplomat, b. 16-Oct-1928)
Daughter: Homa

    Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations, Geneva
    Prime Minister of Iran 19-Aug-1953 to 1955
    Iranian Minister Interior (1951, resigned)
    Iranian Official Senate (1950)
    Iranian Official Chief, National Police (1949-)
    Iranian Official Chief, National Police (1932-)
    Iranian Official Military Governor, Khuzestan Province (1926-)
    Declared Martial Law Sep-1946


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