Former Iranian president says country more corrupt and dictatorial than under the Shah

  • Bani-Sadr, who took office in February 1980, was pushed from power in June 1981 by hard-liners of the clergy who were aligned with Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1981
  • He called on the regime to stop its interventions in the Middle East and to pay attention to the needs of the Iranian people
By Arab News ·