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Mohtadi, General Ali Akbar

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
Place
Annandale, Virginia
Date
July 9, 1991
Condition
Closed during interviewee's lifetime
Language
Persian
Content
Interviewee Details
Army Officer and Military Prosecutor; Deputy Prime Minister in General Razmara's Cabinet, 1950.
Abstract
Family and education background; on the Siyasi (political) High School in Tehran; recollection of Ali Akbar Davar and his reforms of the judiciary during Reza Shah's rule; reasons for Abdol-Hosein Teymurtash and Davar's deaths; on Reza Shah, his character, and his rule; recollection of prosecuting Reza Shah's niece in the city of Babol; on the armed forces' Judicial Administration; on the trials of Razmara and Gholam Hosein Foruhar in military court; recollections of General Razmara and his premiership; on Razmara's oil policy; on the meeting between Razmara and Mosaddeq; Razmara's relations with the National Front and the imperial court; on Razmara's political ambitions; Razmara's assassination; on Ernest Perron and General Hossein Fardust; on General Qarane'i's coup plot; on the authorship of Twenty Three Years.

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