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Iran's list of official grievances against the United States

 

The Globalist

 

Iran's list of official grievances against the United States include:
1. The U.S.-backed coup against democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq in 1953;

 

2. The oppression by the Shah, a strong ally to the United States in the Middle East until the 1979 Revolution;

 

3. The alleged basing of American spy operations in Iran out of the U.S. embassy in Tehran (prior to its closure due to the hostage crisis);

 

4. Washington's support for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the brutal Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s;

 

5. The 1987 downing of an Iranian civilian airliner over the Persian Gulf;

 

6. Of late, sanctions that have severely squeezed Iran's economy.

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