Nation Party of Iran

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Nation Party
Secretary-General Khosrow Seif
Founder Dariush Forouhar
Founded 1951; 66 years ago (1951)
Split from Pan-Iranist Party[1]
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Political position Right-wing[2]
National affiliation National Front (1951–1979)
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Party of the Iranian Nation or Nation Party of Iran (Persian: حزب ملت ایران‎, translit. Ḥezb-e Mellat-e Irān‎) is "a small opposition"[3] party in Iran advocating establishment of a secular democracy.[4] Although the party is technically illegal, it is tolerated inside Iran.[4]

Founded in 1951 by Dariush Forouhar, the party had a few hundred members, mostly high-school students, and was a member of National Front until Iranian Revolution, however it did not carry much weight in the leadership of the front.[1] The party proposed rebuilding Iran by regaining its lost territories, e.g. Bahrain, Afghanistan and Cacausia and its platform was based on anti-capitalism, anti-communism, anti-monarchism, anti-Semitism, anti-Bahá'ísm and anti-clericalism.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Abrahamian, Ervand (1982). Iran Between Two Revolutions. Princeton University Press. pp. 257–258. ISBN 0-691-10134-5. 
  2. ^ a b Mina, Parviz (July 20, 2004). "OIL AGREEMENTS IN IRAN". In Yarshater, Ehsan. Encyclopædia Iranica. Bibliotheca Persica Press. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Forsythe, David P. (2009). Encyclopedia of Human Rights. 1. Oxford University Press. p. 198. ISBN 0195334027. 
  4. ^ a b Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Iran: Update to IRN28431.E of 23 December 1997on the Nation of Iran Party ("Hezb-e Mellat-e Iran", the National Front, the Iranian Nation Party, the Iranian National Party, Party of the People of Iran), and the deaths of Dariush (Daryush) and Paravaneh (Paravanah) Foruhar (Forouhar, Forohar), 1 February 2000, IRN33708.E, available at: [accessed 29 October 2016]

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