Ecuador: President Correa Criticizes U.S. for Meddling

Posted on August 24, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics, United States reported that Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has slammed Washington’s imperialistic policy of interference in other countries’ internal affairs, including the US-, and UK-engineered 1953 coup in Iran, Press TV reports.


“It is clear that there were tremendously disastrous policies. There have been colonization, imperialism and intervention. Look at all data that the CIA is publishing, the last one. It said CIA participated in a coup. Where was it? Iran. They put the Shah in power, a completely corrupt regime. It’s real,” said Correa on Wednesday, speaking to a group of international TV networks, including Iran’s Spanish language channel Hispan TV.

On August 15, 1953, the British and US intelligence agencies initiated a coup through the Iranian military, setting off a chain of events including riots in the streets of the Iranian capital, Tehran, that led to the overthrow and arrest of Iran’s democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq four days later. Read Article

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