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Interview with Madani, Admiral Seyyed Ahmad

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.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5


Admiral-Seyyed-Ahmad-Madani-APt-I.pdf Admiral-Seyyed-Ahmad-Madani-English.pdf


34pp. + summary + biographical note + index

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