Oral History Interview
Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
April 15, 17 and 22, 1991
Political Dissident; Member of the National Front; Deputy Minister of Labor in the Bazargan Cabinet, 1979-1980; Confidant and Adviser to President Abolhasan Banisadr, 1979-1981; Director of the Offcie for Western Provinces, President's Secretariat.
Recollections of childhood and beginnings of political activity; history, structure and ideas of the National Front; on dissident politics before the Revolution; on the Bazargan government; on the division of power after the Revolution; on the fate of SAVAK and the armed forces after the Revolution; on Ayatollah Khomeini and other revolutionary leaders; Islamic republic's policy toward the Kurds in Iran and Iraq; Khomeini's relations with other clerics; on the debates on economy in the Parliament; on Rafsanjani and his politics; on the military coup attempts by Sadeq Qotbzadeh and the Tudeh Party; on the political role and powers of Ahmad Khomeini.