Iran on the wrong track
Back to despotism. A new biography shows: Khomeini’s revolution has overthrown the Shah’s regime. But it did not bring freedom to the country.
A Shiite cleric ousted Iran’s mighty ruler from the peacock throne. Ruhollah Khomeini was at the forefront of the revolution that drove Mohammad Reza Pahlavi away 40 years ago. This uprising was sustained by broad strata of the people. But within a few years only Khomeini and his followers left their mark on developments in Iran. He thus proved to be a man “who knew how to usurp power and to boot everyone else.” This is how Katajun Amirpur sums it up in her biography “Khomeini …
Accessed on March 20th, 2021 at 12:04 pm on https://www.sn.at/politik/weltpolitik/iran-auf-dem-irrweg-101251345