Iranians commemorate the 1979 Islamic revolution in Tehran in 2014. Photo: AP Iranians commemorate the 1979 Islamic revolution in Tehran in 2014. Photo: AP
Iranians commemorate the 1979 Islamic revolution in Tehran in 2014. Photo: AP

US mistakenly told Iran’s shah Queen Elizabeth backed 1953 coup, cables show

  • Documentary reveals the US envoy to Iran mistakenly told the shah that Queen Elizabeth backed a plan to overthrow the country’s elected leader
  • US officials misunderstood a message from British foreign minister because they could not differentiate between the monarch and a ship bearing her name

Topic |   Iran
Iranians commemorate the 1979 Islamic revolution in Tehran in 2014. Photo: AP Iranians commemorate the 1979 Islamic revolution in Tehran in 2014. Photo: AP
Iranians commemorate the 1979 Islamic revolution in Tehran in 2014. Photo: AP
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