Iran: Mullah Power

Ganging up on Banisadr

They were howling in the streets of Tehran in January 1980, during the revolution that placed him in office, and last This week the time, mobs were however, on the President march again. Abolhassan Banisadr was the target of their wrath. While demonstrators cried, "Death to the second Shah!" the Iranian parliament, dominated by Muslim fundamentalists, voted by an overwhelming majority to impeach Banisadr for "incompetence." His fate is now up to the Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini. Meanwhile, as his own supporters met the mobs in bloody combat,...

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