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The election of obedient representatives in the Pahlavi regime was one of the plans of Reza Khan and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to strengthen the foundations of dictatorship. According to Taghizadeh, "in fact, Reza Shah had decided not to select anyone who was not obedient to him." Henderson also believes that in the Pahlavi era, the list of candidates was based on the interests of the government. According to Mark J. Gaziurovsky, in parallel with consolidating his control over the government, the Shah directly took control of the parliamentary election s to ensure that the parliament would be loyal to him. In his memoirs, Fardoust also acknowledges the Shah's order to form a three-member commission to elect obedient representatives. Thus, according to history, in the Pahlavi regime, "power due to the personal will of the Shah" replaced "power due to national will".
News ID: 229    Publish Date : 2021/06/21

The 22 February 1921 British coup, transfered the power to an officer called Reza Khan Mirpanj. This was an opening to Iran's new era and put the constitutional parliament in the hands of military forces, and until August 1941, when Iran was occupied by the Allies and Reza Shah was exiled to Mouris Islands, there were no arguments and discussions in the parliament, and the members only obeyed what they were told.
News ID: 227    Publish Date : 2021/06/09

Islamic Revolution Documents Center -- Jimmy Carter who had adopted human rights as one of his key electoral points to criticize the Pahlavi regime, stood fast as he could behind Mohammad Reza after he took the White House. He dubbed Iran island of peace to follow the policy of former American presidents on Iran. He empowered Mohammad Reza against his opponents, making it clear that human rights is just a tool in the US.
News ID: 25    Publish Date : 2016/11/09