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Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: Iran Has Capitulated To The U.S. In This 'Vienna Submission'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

As soon as the Vienna agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was inked, The WorldPost asked the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Abolha...

Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: This Is 'A One-Sided Agreement' Against Iran

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, came to power in 1980 following the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini. H...

Ayatollah Khamenei and Netanyahu: Two Sides of a Coin

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

The main purpose of Ayatollah Khamenei's recent call to arm the Palestinians is to bring the West Bank under the control of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and do away with the more moderate PLO. His attempt to exploit the unimaginable suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza is a reflection of his doctrine of 'victory through terrorization' (al-nasro-belrob). From my point of view, this is the same policy that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been pursuing by inflicting such horror on the people of Gaza.

35 Years On, It is Time to Return to the Democratic Spirit of the Iranian Revolution

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

2014-02-10-banisadr_600.jpg Ayatollah Khomeini and Abollhassan Bani-Sadr. Unlike 35 years ago when Iran had only a minority of democratic elites, today we have a large and educated middle class to support and defend separation of religion and state, a constituency large and robust enough to fill the kind of vacuum we had in 1979 that enabled the clergy to take over.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr: Argo Helps Ayatollahs

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran after the 1979 revolution -- and during the American hostage crisis that ...