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Madani, Admiral Seyyed Ahmad

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Sepehr Zabih
Place
Paris
Date
August 14, 1983
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
34pp. + summary + biographical note + index
Interviewee Details
Navy Officer; Political Activist; Commander of the Navy and Governor of Khuzestan following the Revolution of 1978-79.
Abstract
Educational and family history; reasons for leaving the Iranian Navy; recollections of the structure and operations of the Iranian Navy; political climate in Iran in the 1960s and 1970s; recollections of the revolutionary movement in the late 1970s; Iranian Navy after the Revolution; Palestinian agitations in Khuzestan after the Revolution; clergy's monopolization of power in Iran; reflections on meeting with Ayatollah Khomeini and clashes with Ayatollah Beheshti; on the first presidential elections and the clergy's active favoring of Abol-Hasan Bani-Sadr; power politics in post-revolutionary Iran.

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