185. Information Report Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency1



  • Tudeh Instructions Concerning Activities in Case of Anti-Mossadeq Coup


  • [2 lines not declassified]

Tudeh Party weekly instructions for “this week” included the following:

1. Be on the alert for a possible coup d’état attempt by the Royal Court and the group in opposition to Mossadeq.

2. In case trouble develops, be ready to “protect” the Mossadeq Government because the Party does not yet deem circumstances favorable for seizure of power.

3. Agitate everywhere for a single anti-imperialistic front but avoid any statement which might tend to arouse the people against Mossadeq.2

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DDI Files, Job 80–00810A, Box 9, Folder 39, CS Information Reports 6700–6709. Secret; Security Information.
  2. Field Comment. On 4 April there was a noticeable increase in the size of security forces in sections of Tehran. [Footnote is in the original.]