Abolhassan Banisadr (Abolhassan Banisadr), the first president of Iran after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, fled Tehran after being impeached for challenging the growing power of the clergy.
He died on Saturday. He is 88 years old. Among a group of Shiite clergy in black robes, Barni Sadr stood out with his western suit and French background, so much so that the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre confided to him The belief that he will become the first president of Iran happened about 15 years ago.
These differences will only leave him alone and helpless, because the nationalist is trying to instill a socialist economy in Iran based on the deep Shia beliefs instilled by his clergy father.
Banisadr will never consolidate his control of the government under his leadership, because events far beyond his control, such as the hostage crisis of the US Embassy and Iraq’s invasion of Iran, will only exacerbate the commotion after the revolution.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini) still firmly holds true power, and Bany Sadr worked with him during exile in France and returned to Tehran during the revolution.
But Khomeini threw Bany Sadr aside only 16 months after taking office and let him escape back to Paris, where he stayed for decades.”I’m like a child, watching my father slowly turning into an alcoholic,” Barney Saddle said afterwards Khomeini. “This time the medicine is power.
“Banisadr’s family said in a statement on Saturday that he died in a Paris hospital after a long illness.Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. all rights reserved. Without permission, this material may not be published, disseminated, rewritten or redistributed.