Oral History Interview with Mohsen Rezaie – Part 4

The political and military dialogue about the prolongation of war and the course of its conclusion has been the basis of a debate between Hashemi, as the supreme commander of the war, and Rezaei, as the commander of IRGC

Professor of History Interviews with Jamaran-2

If we want to interview someone after 4 decades regarding the events of Revolution we should acknowledge that during this long time the revolution has experienced many processes and has become a political regime which has many trend. There have been many politicians and presidents with various schools of thoughts.

Oral History Interview with Mohsen Rezaie – Part 3

Iran’s strategy after Khoramshahr conquest was to use military power for political ends. That is, a strategic region should be conquered and then political endeavors be practiced to convince Saddam’s supporters to dismiss him. In this part of interview with former commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), we have discussed the recreation of military power, in the process of a long and attritional war.

Professor of History Interviews with Jamaran-1

Jamaran information and news agency-Tehran; I walk into the building of Institute of Humanities and its sad ambiance depresses me. The institute is mourning death of Professor Sadegh Ayeenevand and his pictures are everywhere along with black clothes. I entered the office of Dr. Alireza Molayi, professor of history and scholars of Imam Khomeini Institute. He welcomes me with a serious but kind face. He’s busy but he agrees to do the interview.

Oral History Interview with Mohsen Rezaie – Part Two

Goals and essence. First the essence and then the goals. When I referred to victory, I did not mean mere military victory, I had political, revolutionary and cultural dimensions of the military advancement in mind too. One could not expand this definition to our defeats, of course. In case of defeats we have never said we have experienced failure because we were acting according to our revolutionary principles.

Oral History Interview with Mohsen Rezaie – Part One

The following text is a part of an oral history interview with Mohsen Rezaei, former commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps(IRGC), reprinted for importance of its contents and its challenging and critical method.

The Unsaid narratives of Ayatollah Kashani’s daughter about his father

He was very kind and good-tempered, and we never saw that he disrespects anyone; but most of the time he was in exile or in prison, and we couldn’t visit him. History group of Mashreq: What you are facing is a different interview with one of the daughters of Ayatollah Abol-Ghasem Kashani. Mrs. Ashraf Sadat Kashani, the wife of Dr. Seyyed Jalal al-Din Madani, beckons to interesting points of her memories about her father, which has not spoken yet or less expressed. We hope this different dialogue will be useful for researchers in the field of contemporary history and the National Movement. • As a child of Ayatollah Kashani, what’s your overall analysis of the current trend of history writing about him? Do you see any negligence?

Pahlavi Achilles Heel: Illegitimacy

Iran's Islamic Revolution is best known outside of the country through the works of historian and New York City University lecturer Ervand Abrahamian. However, inside Iran, his works spark a lot of interest among Iranian readers. The Persian rendition of his "Iran between Two Revolutions" sold like hot cake in the Iranian book market even though Abrahamian has said that the book's target readers are western students with the least information about Iran's 1979 revolution.

He had changed his policy

Etemad daily, Jan 17, 2015- Majid Tafreshi believes that Nawab Safavi like any other social and political activist had been changing his policy of interacting with politics and politicians and if he was still alive, the destiny of Fadaeian Islam group would be something else. In this interview, we will have a brief review on the political life and viewpoints of martyr Seyed Mujtaba Mir Lowhi better known as Nawab Safavi.

“Javanan” Introduced Sepideh Kashani/Literature Shall Separate from Politics

Ms. Sepideh Kashani started poetry with Javanan(1) magazine. She participated in our meetings and asked me to revise her poetry. There were many others.

Loss of Memory in Pahlavi Prisons

In total, [I was in prison] about 6 years in two arrests. For the first time after several years, a soldier arranged my escape. I do not know why! Maybe he was one of the influential elements of Islamic groups. They took me to the hospital for the treatment of my hand, which was broken due to the callousness of an officer.

Hajj Pilgrimage

I went on a Hajj pilgrimage in the early 1340s (1960s). At that time, few people from the army, gendarmerie and police went on a pilgrimage to the holy Mashhad and holy shrines in Iraq. It happened very rarely. After all, there were faithful people in the Iranian army who were committed to obeying the Islamic halal and haram rules in any situation, and they used to pray.

A section of the memories of a freed Iranian prisoner; Mohsen Bakhshi

Programs of New Year Holidays
Without blooming, without flowers, without greenery and without a table for Haft-sin , another spring has been arrived. Spring came to the camp without bringing freshness and the first days of New Year began in this camp. We were unaware of the plans that old friends had in this camp when Eid (New Year) came.

Attack on Halabcheh narrated

With wet saliva, we are having the lunch which that loving Isfahani man gave us from the back of his van when he said goodbye in the city entrance. Adaspolo [lentils with rice] with yoghurt! We were just started having it when the plane dives, we go down and shelter behind the runnel, and a few moments later, when the plane raises up, we also raise our heads, and while eating, we see the high sides ...