ENDURING GUILT: French Journalist who interviewed Hoveyda (27/05/2010)

French Journalist Christine Ockrent gives her account of the fatal interview which was said to be greatly responsible for the Shah’s Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda’s execution.Ockrent is Married to France’s current Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner ( Former Founder of Doctors Without Frontiers aka Medecins Sans Frontieres).

C’ A Vous (aired last Thursday-27/05/2010):

To Watch Go Here ( go to 44 Min )

The infamous interview of Amir Abbas Hoveyda the Shah’s Prime Minister by French Journalist Christine Ockrent which was greatly criticized as being indirectly responsible for Hoveyda’s execution because of what was considered as Ockrent’s aggressive and nearly accusatory tone and questioning done before Hoveyda’s trial was even undertook.

DOWNLOAD Ockrent’s Report and Interview of Hoveyda in Prison Here (WMV File)

Ockrent later became the Prime Time Anchor on French TV’s Channel 2 for a decade. She is married to France’s current foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner ( also creator of Doctors without Frontier’s). She explained her personal account of what actually happened and the circumstances of the controversial interview with Hoveyda in a chapter of her book “La Memoire du Coeur” entitled “The Execution” which is available on amazon.fr

Christine Ockrent interviewed on French Talk Show “On est pas Couché” ( in 2007)  by Host Roland Ruquier and columnist’s Eric Zeymour and journalist Michel Polac ( who was once married to a family member of Hoveyda’s family and lived two years in Iran in the early 1970’s):

Hoveyda’s Life and Career: Photo Essay Tribute:

H.E. Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda of Iran’s State visit to India 10-14th May, 1976:

Recommended Reading:

Hoveyda’s Tragic Fate By Cyrus Kadivar – 23 DECEMBER 1999/LONDON/UK


Official Website:

In Memory of Amir Abbas Hoveyda and His Brother Fereydoun Hoveyda (NEW)

Related Pictory:

pictory: Hoveyda Greets President Pompidou in Iran (1974) 

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Remembering Fereydoun Hoveyda

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