Friday, October 17, 2008

US Policies, created conditions that helped destabilize Iran in the late 1970s and contributed to the country's Islamic Revolution

"...The report, after two years of research by scholar Andrew Scott Cooper, zeros in on the role of White House policymakers -- including Donald H. Rumsfeld, then a top aide to President Ford -- hoping to roll back oil prices and curb the shah's ambitions, despite warnings by then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger that such a move might precipitate the rise of a "radical regime" in Iran..."

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