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Operation Ajax

Clip: Season 34 Episode 5 | 6m 8s

The secret plan by the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) to overthrow the then-democratically-elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh.

Aired: 11/14/22

Rating: NR

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