The analysis of the foreign media about 15 Khordad Uprising

IRDC.IR: Following 15 Khordad blooded Uprising, Eastern and Western media condemned it. United States Press vituperated against the Uprising. Radio and Press of the Soviet Union, still reflected they left wing ideas in Iran. It was written the leading article of Time Magazine, June 14 1963: "Tehran was a battlefield for 3 days last week. People screamed, the weapone fired and the smoke of burning garbage and tear gas were blended. And this was a fight against development".

In the very article, Shah was called "The great reformist King". His long journey in turning Feudalist nation into a modern country was mentioned. It claimed that his powerful oppositives were corrupted officials and big landowners, and clerics who believed that his plans to give women the right of suffrage and lending the endowed property to farmers were profane.

United Press International reported: "Thousands of prejudiced muslims attacked the center of Tehran". It claimed that the demonstrations were ordered by religous figures in opposition to Shah's reforms because the reforms had harmed their income from the pieces of lands given to villagers.

Moscow Radio, on its Persian program analyzed the uprising: "Reactionaries who are dissatisfied of the reforms, especially land reform, and do not seek freedom and the rise of social rights for women, held demonstrations in Tehran, Qom and Mashhad. The leaders of the disorder were religous leaders. People set fire to the Bazaar, broke into some shops, broke down cars and buses and also attacked some state organizations".

Isvestia, offical newspaper of the Soviet Union government, wrote in its Khordad 17 issue: "Tehran, Mashhad and Qom were restless by the order of Muslim reactionary clerics. They misused the days of mourning, and some prejudiced retarted young men broke into some shops and crashed some cars"

Russian Magazine, New Era, wrote: "Khomeini and his associates have aroused the believers against the government. The rights of women was their excuse and some people blinded by the prejudice came to the streets under their impression".