Nation Party of Iran

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Nation Party
Secretary-GeneralKhosrow Seif [1]
Founder Dariush Forouhar
Founded24 October 1951;67 years ago (1951-10-24)
Split from Pan-Iranist Party [2]
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Political position Right-wing [3]
National affiliation National Front (1951–1979)
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Party of the Iranian Nation or Nation Party of Iran or Iran Nation Party (Persian : حزب ملت ایران, translit.  Ḥezb-e Mellat-e Irān) is "a small opposition" [4] party in Iran advocating establishment of a secular democracy. [5] Although the party is technically illegal, it is tolerated inside Iran. [5]

Persian language Western Iranian language

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran. It is written right to left in the Persian alphabet, a modified variant of the Arabic script, which itself evolved from the Aramaic alphabet.

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Iran Country in Western Asia

Iran, also called Persia and officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th most populous country. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second largest country in the Middle East and the 17th largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural center.

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. [2] The party proposed rebuilding Iran by regaining its lost territories in Bahrain, Afghanistan and Caucasia and its platform was based on anti-capitalism, anti-communism, anti-monarchism, anti-Semitism, anti-Bahá'ísm and anti-clericalism. [2]

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