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Cables: US Falsely Said British Queen Backed 1953 Iran Coup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. ambassador to Iran mistakenly told the shah in 1953 that Britain's newly enthroned Queen Elizabeth II backed a plan to overthrow the country's elected prime minister and America maintained the fiction even after realizing...
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US Declares Iran’s Guard Force a ‘Terrorist Organization’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the U.S. is designating Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," in an effort to increase pressure on the country that could have significant diplomatic implications in the Middle ...