"He (Ayatollah Khamenei) wants to suppress the people... to show the teeth to the people, and show that they can't uprise..." Mohsen Sazegara. Malcom Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres
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Title: Persia past and present; a book of travel and research, with more than two hundred illustrations and a map
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Jackson, A. V. Williams (Abraham Valentine Williams), 1862-1937
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company London, Macmillan & Co., ltd.
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Bazaar of Erivan FROM ERIVAN TO JULFA 21 with long ebon beard and black cowl concealing the face stoodat the foot of my cot. In the uncertain light the form lookedlike that of a giant. I grasped instinctively for my revolver,but a salutation came from the muffled lips, and I saw thatthe newcomer had no malicious intent. He was accompaniedby an elderly woman, robed partly in black, and she noddeda silent greeting. Both used Russian, but spoke very little.We interchanged civilities and cigarettes, but I did not inquireabout the purpose of their journey, nor they about mine. Aswe were to start before daylight, I made no attempt to sleepagain, and in a couple of hours I had resumed my seat in thepost-chaise, followed by the vehicle of my fellow-travellers.The darkness was thick, the snow blinding, and the road wascontinually blocked by trains of camels, caravan succeedingcaravan in endless procession. I counted two hundred ofthese dromedaries in less than a quarter of an hour. Theywere ch
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"He (Ayatollah Khamenei) wants to suppress the people... to show the teeth to the people, and show that they can't uprise..." Mohsen Sazegara. Malcom Hoenlein @Confofpres
Mohsen Sazegara is an Iranian journalist and pro-democracy political activist. Dr. Sazegara held several high-ranking positions in the Government of Mir-Hossein Mousavi, such as deputy prime minister, minister of industry, deputy chairman of the budget and planning department, and many more before becoming disillusioned with the government in 1989 and pushing for reforms. He applied to become a candidate for President of Iran in the 2001 election but was declined.