ID : N-1387 Date : 2018/03/03 - 14:30
(Persia Digest) – A member of the Islamic City Council of Tehran has commented on the name change of North Kargar Street to Mosaddegh Street.
Hojjat Nazari pointed out to the street being named after the former Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh (1951-1953), and said: “Due to reactions we received at the time of naming the tunnel linking Arash St to Esfandiar St after Mosaddegh, we placed naming a street after Mosaddegh on our agenda. We finally concluded to name N Kargar St after the late Mosaddegh and shorten the name of South Kargar to Kargar Street.”
Nazari continued: “This has been approved by the Iranian Committee for Standardization of Geographical Names and submitted to its BoD. We are waiting for the Islamic City Council’s final ratification.”
Persia Digest reports that Mohammad Mosaddegh was the Prime Minister of Iran under Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlavi II. He nationalized the Iranian Oil Company, leading to a British-led coup against him. The British government owned the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) founded in 1908.
The 1953 coup by the CIA disposed of the freely elected Prime Minister of Iran.