Iran Following Path of Former Soviet Union- Yazdi
aawsat / Manal Lutfi
19-Jul-2009 (3 comments)

Yazdi clarified to Asharq Al-Awsat that "the former Soviet Union collapsed because the leadership moved too late to respond to the demands of the people and implement reform…I believe Iran is following this same path but with two key differences; firstly Iran is not an empire that can be broken up into different republics and countries. Secondly, the collapse of the Soviet Union signaled the end of the Marxist ideology…however Islam will not disappear as Marxism did. Islam is a part of our identity and culture. I am not worried about Islam, for Islam has a God to protect it…however I am afraid for the Republic of Iran and [the fate of] democracy in my country."

He added "I know that we need Jacob's patience, Noah's longevity, and Mohamed's tact [to overcome this]."

Yazdi also informed Asharq Al-Awsat that the Reformist movement is looking at a number of different ideas to continue its protest against the results of the recent presidential elections, and that some of these ideas include forming a "consultative council" comprised of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, and Mohammad Khatami. He added that this consultative council "will place Ali Akber Hashemi Rafsanjani in a better position to aid the Reformists via official institutes."

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All are trying to save the regime and secure their own power!

by gol-dust on

The all must go!


Yazdi is bad as Rafsanjani who is as bad Khamenei

by mahmoudg on

These guys are all thugs, no matter what garb and clothe they wear.  Yazdi lead the tribunals who murdered many of the Shah's generals and denied them a due process.  He will be held as responsible as Rafsanjani and Khamenei will when this regime collapses.  So for their sake I hope their regime stays in power, because otherwise god help them.  These thugs will be brought to justice in a western court of law, mark my words.


Rule by fiat

by Fred on

Ebrahim Yazdi of the quickie revolutionary trial infamy says:


Iran is heading toward a "strong totalitarian regime with a very high effective but corrupt secret police."


The logical conclusion is the Islamist cutthroats republic has not been such regime till now. And all those who were murdered and oppressed by his Islamist regime or all the rampant regime corruption for the past thirty years are just an unsubstantiated rumor.

The uber-Islamist Yazdi knows the jig is up, nothing including his rule by fiat nonsense is not going to save the Islamist cutthroats republic.