Green Party of Iran

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Green Party of Iran
LeaderKazem Moussavi[1]
Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)[2]
IdeologyGreen politics
Liberal democracy[3]
International affiliationNone

The Green Party of Iran (GPI; Persian: حزب سبزهای ایران‎, romanizedHezb-e-sabz Hayeh Iran) is a Green political party dissident to Iran's Islamic Republic government.[4]

A Banned party without any physical presence in Iran, it has a radical stance towards Iranian Department of Environment and considers it a "façade of environmental concern for the benefit of international observers", arguing that it "covers up environmental disasters of the state".[2] It is an exception to the Iranian environmentalist movement, in which most of organizations and NGOs are tolerated, and sometimes encouraged by the government.[2]

The party was founded in California, U.S. as a "professional Iranian expatriate opposition"[5] and was reportedly based in Canada as of 1999.[6] As of 2014, it is based in Germany.[7]


  1. ^ Jurgen Baetz, Albert Aji (9 August 2010), "German: Iran fears latest sanctions", Associated Press, retrieved 1 June 2017 – via The San Diego Union-TribuneCS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c Brian Doherty, Timothy Doyle, eds. (2013), "Green Politics under Authoritarian Regimes in Burma and Iran", Beyond Borders: Environmental Movements and Transnational Politics, Routledge, pp. 62–68, ISBN 9781317968603CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
  3. ^ Tamadonfar, Mehran (2015). Islamic Law and Governance in Contemporary Iran: Transcending Islam for Social, Economic, and Political Order. Lexington Books. p. 158. ISBN 9781498507578.
  4. ^ Timothy Doyle, Doug McEachern (2007), Environment and Politics, Routledge, p. 167, ISBN 9781134179664CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ Walter Posch (June 2010), A Last Chance for Iran's Reformists? The 'Green Struggle' Reconsidered (PDF), Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, FG6-WP No. 2/2010CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ Bill Samii (18 October 1999), Iran Report, 2, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, retrieved 15 May 2017
  7. ^ Micki Weinberg (26 July 2014), In Berlin, Al Quds Day marchers steer clear of anti-Semitism, The Times of Israel, retrieved 15 May 2017

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