Sputnik International- The US State Department has published files on the 1953 Iranian coup against the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh – a movement backed by the West that still looms over relations with Tehran, more than half a century later. A new 1,007 page report has been released, primarily consisting of letters and diplomatic cables from the years leading up to the coup. The files mostly came from American officials to Iran, expressing concerns about increasing Soviet influence over Mosaddegh and concerns over political instability following the 1951 assassination of then-Prime Minister Haj Ali Razmara. The British, on the other hand, were incensed at Mosaddegh’s nationalization of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, which had been owned by British oil interests. The British supported the coup to ensure the profits continued to come their way.