PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY: Shah Delivers Speech to Parliament (1951)

PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY: Shah Delivers Speech to Parliament (1951)
by Darius Kadivar

Caption to Original Wire Photo: The Shah of Iran delivering an address at the opening the new session of the Iranian Parliament in Tehran. In this speech the Shah made his MOST outspoken statement in support of the oil naturalization in Iran. That same day, the United Nations Security Council met with Dr. Mohamed Mossadegh, Premier of Iran, regarding the speech. The photo is dated October 11, 1951 -ORIGINAL WIRE PHOTO

NOTE: If anyone has transcript of this speech please provide.

Coup or Counter Coup ?

Former Ambassador Parviz Rajji, and historians Mashadollah Ajoudani and Abbas Milani debate on Shah's Role in the Overthrow of Dr. Mossadegh BBC Persian

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Great POST Sargord!

by P_J on

How TRUE....How TRUE, trouble is that lies and untruths have never been bothersome to this guy who either lives in a world of self-deception, FANTACY or  being royally compensated by Pahlavi’s stolen, and EMBEZELLED loot!

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the TRAITOR, was and will always be considered the most OBIDIENT of all the stooges that CIA has ever had!   I don’t believe that this COWARD even DARED using the bathroom without their permission.


One of the main reasons, amongst many, compelling to me for reaching this conclusion was reading a section of a book titled “Shah Making in Iran”, authored by Kermit Roosevelt, which I have not been able to locate, the architect of “Operation AJAX”, the 1953 coup.

Roosevelt writes, that for many years “Your Majesty” had to report to a low level CIA operative/agent in Iran, at Agent’s choice of location(s), Shaming Iran and Iranians as much as or worse than Ahmadinejad has ever done!   


hmm suprisingly a good post

by spatima on

DK has som valid points. he is just terrible at communicating his ideas 99% of the times.

nevertheless, interesting video and post.



In hope of a Free, Independent and Secular Iran

Darius Kadivar

SPink Jaan Enjoy Your Ride while it Lasts ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Sargord Pirouz

And yet even more CTRL+C, CTRL+V!!!

by Sargord Pirouz on

Too funny.

I'm off on a motorcycle ride to the beach, Darius. Have a nice day.

Darius Kadivar

SPink Jaan I empathize with Your Insecurity ...

by Darius Kadivar on

These Must be rough Times for You and Your IRI Pedigree ...


Salaam Beresoon LOL 

Sargord Pirouz

And even more corny YouTube

by Sargord Pirouz on

And even more corny YouTube clips!

The three essentials of Darius: his reading glasses (for the middle aged), the CTRL+C keys and the CTRL+V keys.


Darius Kadivar

Thank you Republican جمهوریخواه Jaan

Darius Kadivar

Mind you this photo is Prior to the so called Coup of '53 ...

However in my humble opinion The Real Question is why did his Majesty do what you claim AFTER the fatal events of '53 given that he himself apparently did not aspire to absolute Power for the first 12 years of his reign ? ...

Historian and academic Abbas Milani seems to have an Idea ...


I have an opinion on that matter too:


THE PAST IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY: How Would You Evaluate Iran's Democracy Index in 1953 ?


Republican جمهوریخواه

Thanks Mr.Kadivar

by Republican جمهوریخواه on

I see nothing wrong with the top image of this good blog. The problem arose when His Majesty included the members of His royal family in his entourage for the next opening sessions, pushed the politicians and diplomats further down to the back seats, and moved the ceremony to the senate building with no Quranic verse hanging over His Majestic Head.


Excellent clips, DK

by vildemose on

Excellent clips, DK jan.

Just ignore the wanna-be

Darius Kadivar

Apparently YOU Do ... ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Given how much you pay attention to my blogs on every opportunity ...

Haven't you got better to do ?  like Rape, Torture or Kill ?

I'm sure you are a dissapointment to your Superiors Sargooz Jaan ...

You Never Learned to Shoot Straight Anyhow ...

So long Olagh !




Sargord Pirouz

More cornball YouTube clips?

by Sargord Pirouz on

More cornball YouTube clips? Quit wasting your time, nobody bothers with your tiring lists of linked videos.

Besides using cut and past with a simple graphics program, and linking to other people's YouTube clips, is there anything else you might be capable of? Doesn't seem so.


Darius Kadivar

SPink Jaan Didn't know you had such inclinations ? ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Sorry for not sharing your "Kharizak" style tastes ...




Sargord Pirouz

(still LMAO!)

by Sargord Pirouz on

(still LMAO!)

Darius Kadivar

SPink Jaan Thank you For Your Knowledgable Feedbacks as usual

by Darius Kadivar on

Your Amazing comments based on irrefutable Academic Credentials are Deeply Appreciated as usual Sargooz Jaan ...

Sargord Pirouz

Translated transcript of Shah's speech

by Sargord Pirouz on

Translated transcript of speech:

"I am a little stoogie of the US. You'll remember, my daddy was given the boot, being kicked out of your country by the British. But I'm cool with that. The Americans have promised me that that won't happen to me since I'm their little stoogie."

"And if for some reason, I have to turn coward and run, my American masters have assured me they'll stage a coup so I'll be able to sneak back in. This is all great news for my family, since we plan on robbing the country blind. But I have to confess, 25 years from now I may yet turn yellow and have to cut and run."

"But do not fret, there'll still be a few middle-aged suckers that will remain brainwashed, pining for the return of a really archaic stoogie, in the form of my wannabe stoogie son. At least, this is all according to my astrologer."

"Now kiss my hand, suckers!"