After the Iranian Revolution, Pakravan, Nassiri, and the fourth and last SAVAK chief, Nasser Moghadam, were among the first of the Shah's officials to be executed. It is worthy to note that all of SAVAK's chiefs were murdered; Teymur Bakhtiar was assassinated by SAVAK itself on the Shah's orders. It is well-documented fact (confirmed by many Iranian officials, including the late Shah, in his memoirs) that Pakravan was a key in convincing the Shah to commute a death sentence passed on Khomeini in 1963 for his role in the 1963 riots into exile. Khomeini was first sent to Turkey, and then to Iraq, where he stayed until his expulsion to France in 1978. General Nasser Moghadam was the fourth and last director of SAVAK. He succeeded General Nematollah Nassiri, who was arrested as a scapegoat by the Shah in 1978 in an attempt to stave off the impending revolution. ... Teymur Bakhtiar (ØªÛÙ ÙØ± Ø¨Ø®ØªÛØ§Ø± in Persian) (1914â1970) was an Iranian general and the founder and head of SAVAK from 1958 to 1961, when he was dismissed by the Shah. ...
Pakravan was a close friend of Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda. Both were fluent in French and enjoyed reading French literature. Amir Abbas Hoveida (in Persian: امیر عباس هویدا; February 18, 1919–April 7, 1979), also spelled Hoveyda, was a significant Iranian politician. ...
Harvard Iranian Oral History Project]: transcript of interview with Fatemeh Pakravan conducted by Dr. Habib Ladjevardi 3 March 1983]
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HassanPakravan (August 4, 1911 - April 11, 1979) was a well known diplomat and minister in the Pahlavi pre-revolutionary government of Iran.
HassanPakravan, son of Fathollah and Emineh, was born in Tehran on August 4th, 1911 (13 Mordad 1290).
Pakravan's supporters noted his aristocratic and impeccable character as well as his intelligence and moral courage to be a source of consolation at the difficult times of 1978-79 when the Iranian Revolution took control of the opposition and eventually seized power.
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