PAN IRANIST: Pezeshkpour objects to Shah's decision on Bahrain Independence (1971)


PAN IRANIST: Pezeshkpour objects to Shah's decision on Bahrain Independence (1971)
by Darius Kadivar

1971 an Iranian MP Mohsen Pezeshkpour of the Pan-Iranist party,passionately objects to Shah's decision to give away oil-rich Bahrain in return for 3 Persian Gulf islands. Ardeshir Zahedi then Minister of Foreign Affairs looks on in Silence:

Pezeshkpour was an Iranian Far Right Party Leader. They were a minority but still vocal for their Supra Nationalist views. Initially Pro German members of the SUMKA ( the Iranian Nazi Party) prior to WW II with Fascist tendancies they gradually distanced themselves ideologically while remaining fearlessly nationalistic.

Pezeshkpour passed away on January 6, 2011 in his sister's house in Tehran after a three-year battle with an illness. He was 83 when he died. Trained as an attorney and jurist, he also became a member of the Majlis - Iran's parliament - and made one of his famous speeches opposing the independence of Bahrain in the assembly. 

The ideological foundations of Pan-Iranist party were laid on September 6, 1941 and the party was officially established six years later on September 6, 1947 under the leadership of Mohsen Pezeshkpour, Mohammad-Reza Amoli Tehrani, Ali-Naghi Alikhani, Daryush Homayun and Hossein Tabib. In 1951 it began its political activities and had representatives in the different sessions of the Majlis.After the 1979 revolution, the party moved out of the country but today it continues its activities both inside and outside Iran.



Pan Iranist's Under Islamic Cloak ?



As Paradoxal as it may seem It is believed that Pezeshkpour's Supra Nationalist Stance have inspired some of IRI's Muslim Nationalists surrounding Ahmadinejad's constituency who wish to Re Package much of the Pan Iranist imperialist ambitions but under an Islamic Cloak, hence Ahmadinejad's controversial Holocaust Revisionist Conference and recent divisions between some hardline Iranian clerics close to Khamenei and Ahmadinejad's die hard followers.

Ahmadinejad's right-hand man heckled:

Rahim Mashaie confronted by radicals

Pro Khamenei crowd Shouts of "Get lost you hypocrite" and "Death to anti-Velayat Faghih":





Pro IRI "Scholar" Hassan Abbasi on Heideggerian "Truth":

Martin Heidegger (September 26, 1889 – May 26, 1976; German pronunciation:]) was an influential German philosopher known for his existential and phenomenological explorations of the "question of Being. Heidegger remains controversial due to his involvement with Nazism and statements in support of Adolf Hitler. ( More Here : Martin Heidegger )

Neo Nazi Revisionist Australian Socialite Michelle Renouf presented as "Human Rights" activist debates with Norman Filkenstein about the Tehran Holocaust Conference on Sahar TV. The latter (although known for his staunch critics against Zionism) explains why he dissaproved of this conference and slams Michelle Renouf credentials in the process. in 2006 President Ahmaninejad sets up international conference in Tehran to establish the Truth on the Holocaust (by Robert TAIT (Guardian))


Related News:

Iran tells Bahrain to respond to people's demands ( via Mehr News Agency )



Recommended Readings :

On Orders of Iran's Security Officials: Mohsen Pezeshkpour Buried in Secret (rooz online)

Iranian Diaspora Intelligentsia Unite Against Islamic Republic's Holocaust Revisionism by Darius KADIVAR

Banalization of history By DK

Related Blog:

HOLOCAUST A MYTH: Michelle Renouf on Iranian SAHAR TV



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maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

AD 1602 - 1521 = 81 YRS

A D 1971 + 81 = 2052 And till then the geography of the globe will turn million times at least.

who knows may we'll have persian empire again all the way to khotan.


maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

Faramarz khan thanks.

just a short reminder of my old enconter with a shop keeper in Mannameh 1974-75?

when my father asked him when they'll vote out of it...

he said : en sha ala oude (will return god willing)  seems like never.



قاچ زینو بچسب سواری پیشکش!



جمهوری اسلامی مملکت رو به فنا داده حالا داره عر و تیز راجب به بحرین میکنه.

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I love the Shah, the choice to give up Bahrain was ill advised

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Later when we discovered that friendship with the USA was worthless and they would never honor the military pact they had with the shah... I would say he was betrayed by the usa more than was a person that made many big mistakes.

No one is perfect, even experts can be tricked from time to time.


Never trust a politician in brown shirt....

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

waving his hands at you with menace. They could to end up strung up by their feet by angry masses!

Two points about this blog:

1) The very fact an essentially Nazi Organisation with such minimal support was allowed to operate under two very intolerant of opposition, Islamists and Pahlavis , tells us something about both of these regimes.

2) The Question of Bahrain itself was not even remotely on the minds of the masses in 1979 revolution or the "Green mobs" of 2009, last week or today.

But thanks DK, for the educational blog.

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

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Coincidence ? ;0))

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Timely blog

by Rea on

And interesting comments.


Giving it away as if his JAA KE... dad owned it...

by comrade on

In my ever-humble opinion the blog's honest title encapsulates the whole problem: "Shah's decision".

If our good friend Kadivar was not so sensitive about historical facts, I would have reminded him that during the tyrannical rule of the dead Shah, only one man and his corrupt family made decisions for the whole nation.

I most sincerely hope that he'll overcome this otherwise blinding sensitivity. 

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.




by jasonrobardas on

 Actions speak louder than words " .


Monarchists do not let the facts get in their way .

by jasonrobardas on

      In fact , Bahrain was  always part of the great  persian Empire until the Arabs' invasion . Geographicaly , before the  British dominance , It had always been Irans' 14th province .

      It was the Portuguese that invaded and occupied Bahrain in the year 1521.   Because  Shah Abbas  was brave and patriotic (Unlike Pahlavi who was a vatan foroosh ) , he dove the portuguese out in 1602.

       It was during the reign of Shah Abbass , that the British acknowledged Irans' sovereignty over Bahrain . This took place after they allied with Iran against the invading Portuguese .

      Now enters a thug named "Shaboon bi mokh", the ultimate hero of the monarchists .  Britain uses the help of CIA and through the operation Ajax overthrows Mossadegh in 1953 .   Thus the shah ( vatan foroosh) was installed . The Shah or better to say "The puppet" did not oppose Bahrain's separation from the motherland in 1971.

      As I said in my earlier posting , I still remember with intense sorrow and nostalgia when  , bahrain was a legitimatel part of our country . It was  there on the  maps of iran in our school text books . Shahanshah put it on a silver platter and handed it over to the Arab shieks of the region , whispering "Kourosh Asoodeh bekhab ke ma bidarim..." He was truly a Vatan Foroosh.


Darius Jan,

by ImtheKing on

When a journalist asked the Shah what he tought about the "no-persian Gulf". Here is his answer:

And when the chief of scumheads, Mamooti, went to a meeting in one of the gulf's country. Look where they forced the stupid seat

To take their revenge, these vatanforoosh-hay vahshi say that the night is white and vice-versa as they are used to lie.

Don't bother, their days are numbered so ils sont en train de brasser de l'air tant qu'ils peuvent enocre ;)

Darius Kadivar

You mean just like a clueless Ajam "Nam Foroush" like You? ;0))

by Darius Kadivar on

This peace is REAL! (Jason Robards in The Iceman Cometh - end of Act II) 



According to treaties signed by Iran's successive governments PRIOR to the PAHLAVIS and under previous Persian dynasties, Bahrain was practically separated from Iran in 1783 !


The agreements of 1880 and 1892 completed ultimately the protectorate status of Bahrain to the British. So Bahrain, which was practically separated from Iran in 1783 but  would namely confirm her allegiance to Iran, was practically, namely and officially separated from Iran between the years of 1868 and 1892 for the last time.

In 1927 Reza Shah in a letter to the Allied Nations Community demanded the return of Bahrain. Britain knew well that her weakened domination over Bahrain would be equal to loose control all over the Persian Gulf, decided to bring under control at any cost the uprisings of people of Bahrain. To achieve this the British elements encouraged conflicts between Shiite and Sunni in Bahrain.

The Iranian tendency in the uprising of this period was to such an extent that forced the Members of Parliament of Iran to pass a bill in the November of 1957, to the effect to announce Bahrain as the Fourteenth province of Iran, and two empty seats were considered for the representatives of this province. This action was detrimental for Iran as it caused numerous problems in the international relations, specially with some United Nations bodies, Britain, Saudi Arabia, and numbers of Arab countries and provided a big excuse for Iraqi extremist to extent anti Iranian campaign in the region. 

Iran was trying hard so that the destiny of Bahrain would be determined through a referendum. Britain was sternly opposed to this and the Government of Bahrain was not in any way prepared to accept such a referendum. 

Britain was sternly opposed to this and the Government of Bahrain was not in any way prepared to accept such a referendum.

Eventually Iran and Britain agreed that the matter of Dominion of Bahrain to put to international judgment and requested the United Nations General Secretary to take on this responsibility.

The United Nations conducted a Plebiscite (opinion poll) in Bahrain. The result of the investigation concluded that the absolute majority of people of Bahrain demand that their territory to be officially recognised as an independent country with complete soverngnity and freedom of choosing relations with other nations.

The report of Guicciardi was surrounded to the Security Council of the United Nations and in the meeting of 11th May 1970 was discussed. Following the ratification of this report, the mentioned resolution of Security Council was conveyed to the Governments of Iran and Britain. The Governments of Iran reported the result of the mission and the resolution of the United Nations to the two assemblies (The lower and upper houses of Parliaments). The report of The Government was ratified by Iranian National Assembly (Mjles-e Shoray-e Melli) in 14th of May, and by Iranian Senate (Majles-e Sena) on 18th of May.

So what would have you suggested ? Declare War on Great Britain ? ...   On What grounds ? That Iran would renounce to all treaties signed by it's previous governments ?   Do you think Egypt should renounce to it's treaties signed with Israel simply because they ousted Mubarak ?    The Only realistic form of vengeance at Iranian's disposal so as to give the British a hard time was : OIL And that is precisely what the Shah did:    

Shah Of Iran Critisizing Britain



  Or to quote my Dear Comrad's favorite motto: Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.

But let me conclude with the Great French President Charles De Gaulle's ( who accepted Algeria's independence) famous comment on Patriotism Vs Nationalism: 


"Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first." - Charles De Gaulle




Recommended Watching: pictory: France's De Gaulle Visits Iran (1963)  


Shah Vatan foroosh bood

by jasonrobardas on

         With a great sense of nostalgia , I stll remember in my early childhood . The geographical maps in our  text books  showed Bahrain as  part of our country and  we were alwayse  proud of it .

          Shah the hypocrite who , on one hand , bragged about  Kourosh and the vast persian empire , put Bahrain on a silver platter and handed it over to the Arab shieks . Thus forsaking an oil rich region that legitimately belonged to Iran .

          It absolutely sets my blood on fire to remember this . No wonder Phalavis or put it correctly "Savad koohis" will be be alwayse hated by the Iranians of the future generations .

          The history of monarchy in iran is the history of "Vatan forooshy ' and the history of "bi kefayati" and the history of "bi liaghati".    .