National Trust Party (Iran)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
National Trust Party
حزب اعتماد ملی
Leader Mehdi Karroubi
Founded 2005
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Newspaper Etemad-e Melli
Ideology Reformism[citation needed]
Populism[citation needed]
National affiliation Reform Movement
International affiliation None

National Trust Party (Persian: حزب اعتماد ملی‎‎), also translated as National Confidence Party, is an Iranian political party based on reformist and populist message.[1] NTP was established in 2005 by former Parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi following his controversial defeat in 2005 presidential election. The party also publishes a newspaper of the same name (Etemad-e Melli), which was banned by the Iranian judiciary on August 16, 2009 after the newspaper reported Karroubi's claims that some election protesters were raped while in custody. [2]


  1. ^ Kaveh-Cyrus Sanandaji (Middle East Center, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford) (April 24, 2009). "What Reformists Can Learn From Past Failures". National Democratic Institute. Karroubi continues to expound a populist message 
  2. ^ VOA News (August 17, 2009). "Iranian Police Clash With Protesters Over Banned Newspaper". Voice of America. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. 

External links[edit]