Passe Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr attends a symposium in Vienna, Austria, on July 6, 2009. He died Saturday in Paris. File Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA-EFE
Oct. 9 (UPI) — Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the first president of Iran after the nation’s revolution, died Saturday in France, his family launched. He modified into once 88.
A assertion on his web location acknowledged he died “after a protracted war with illness” in Paris’ Salpêtrière sanatorium.
Bani-Sadr served as president for only two years, 1980-81, at the conclusion of the Iranian Revolution. He modified into once the first person elected to lead the nation after the abolishment of the monarchy.
He modified into once trained in Europe and opposed the rule of the shahs, serving to to overthrow Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in 1979. He modified into once an ally of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who led the revolution.
Bani-Sadr’s presidency modified into once tarnished by the hostage crisis enthralling U.S. diplomats apart from to Iraq’s invasion of Iran.
He modified into once impeached in 1981 after attempting to overthrow the nation’s clerics. He opposed their participation in the nation’s politics.
After his impeachment, Bani-Sadr fled to France where he lived till his loss of life.
Bani-Sadr’s family issued an announcement saying he “defended freedom in the face of most up-to-date tyranny and oppression in the name of faith,” per the BBC.
Passe Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr attends a symposium in Vienna, Austria, on July 6, 2009. He died October 9 at the age of 88. File Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA-EFE