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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • March 01, 1957

    Resolution of the CC of the People's Party of Iran of 1 March 1957 Regarding the Events of February 1949

    Following Naser Fakhr Arai's attempt to kill the Shah in February 1949, the People's Party of Iran faced accusations that it had a direct role in the assassination attempt. The NPI denied any direct role, however contends that executive committee member Kyanuri and Party official Argani were connected in the capacity that they were aware of it. The resolution seeks to explain their character of connection and their degree of responsibility.

  • March 24, 1957

    Resolution of the CC of the People's Party of Iran about Some Mistaken and Blanquist Decisions of the NPI Leadership

    This resolution addresses the People's Party of Iran's actions regarding the Party's mistakes after the August 1953 coup. Some members of the party went through with partisan raids and seizures when that was no longer the plan, as well as with the distribution of leaflets titled "Announcement of Danger." The explanation given by the NPI was that although the party supports violent measures when necessary and approved by the masses, the decisions made in this instance by the executive committee did not have the support of the masses, and therefore were flawed.

  • March 24, 1957

    Statement by Joudat, Chairman of the People's Party of Iran at 2nd Party Conference

    This statement was made by Joudat at the 2nd Party Conference of the Azerbayjani Democratic Party in Baku on March 24-25 1957. His statement spoke out against imperialism and the accomplishments of DPA organizations.

  • July 07, 1957

    Resolution of the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran about the Anti-Party Group

    Following the "Anti-Party Group's" failed removal of Khrushchev as General Secretary of the CPSU, the People's Party of Iran sends a resolution approving of the CPSU CC plenum's actions and the policy of de-Stalinization.

  • March 13, 1958

    Notes from Meeting between Iranian Military and Nicolae Ceaușescu, Bucharest

    Record of a meeting between the Tudeh First Secretary, Reza Radmanesh, and Nicolae Ceauşescu, then a member of the Politburo of the Romanian Workers' Party, shortly after the Tudeh's Fifth Plenum in Bulgaria, where the Iranian communists pledged themselves to working with 'all national and democratic forces' in Iran. Document highlights the disarray and fragmentation of the Tudeh at this time.

  • June 09, 1965

    Minutes of Conversation between Chivu Stoica and Reza Radmanesh, President of the Tudeh Central Committee Politburo, Bucharest

    Records a conversation between Radmanesh and Chivu Stoica, the president of the Romanian Council of Ministers, shortly after the Shah's 1965 visit to the Soviet Union.

  • April 16, 1967

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Teheran, No. 84.075

    Dranceanu recounts a conversation with the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. It was brought up that Moscow had suggested that the socialist countries could build a 'consortium' that would receive Iranian oil via a pipeline through the Soviet territory.

  • August 02, 1967

    Minutes of Conversation between Nicolae Ceaușescu and Reza Radmanesh, President of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party, Bucharest

    Nicolae Ceaușescu and Reza Radmanesh, President of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party, met in Bucharest. Radmanesh discussed the work and goals of the Tudeh Party and how Iran's recent improved interaction with socialist countries was allowing the activity of the party to increase.

  • August 07, 1967

    Telegram to the Romanian Embassy in Teheran, No. 05/003865

    Petru Burlacu's telegram to the Romanian ambassador to Iran regarding Iranian Ambassador Sanandaji's request for the Romanian government to arrest Tudeh Party president, Reza Radmanesh, and extradition him to Iran. Burlacu replied that the Romanian government is the only body entitled to make that decision, and that arresting Radmanesh goes against Romania's policy to have relations with all countries, regardless of political affiliation.

  • July 26, 1978

    On the Report from Informal Collaborator (IC) "Reza" from 26.7.78

    Report from informal collaborator on personal conflicts among Tudeh Party leaders in Leipzig.

  • November 24, 1978

    Information: The IC "Reza" Reported about a Conversation with Prof. ALAVI on 23.11.78

    Report on conversation between an informal collaborator"Reza" and Professor Borzorg Alavi on his waning involvement with the Tudeh Party and isolation from Iranian emigres in the GDR. The report also details the political outlook and West German connections of another Iranian professor in Germany whom "Reza" knew well.

  • January 21, 1979

    Copy of Report from IC "Reza"

    The Executive of the Tudeh Party's Central Committee discusses appointments of Tudeh Party of Iran Central Committee leadership in violation of the statutes and norms of the Party.

  • May 11, 1979

    Meeting Report on Meeting with Informal Contact "Reza" about the Situation among Iranian Emigres

    An informal collaborator reports that Tudeh Party functionaries in the GDR have largely returned to Iran and discusses the possibility of his own return to Iran.

  • October 16, 1979

    Report about a Meeting with Informal Collaborator "Reza"

    Meeting with an Iranian-born informal collaborator in East Germany on the activities of Iranians in the GDR, the Tudeh Party, and members of the Iranian Embassy.

  • October 22, 1979

    Information about a Conversation with Eskandary, Iradj, Member of the Executive of the Iranian Tudeh Party's Central Committee

    Report on conversation between an Iranian-born informal collaborator and Dr. Eskandary about the Tudeh Party and Khomeini's anti-Communist propaganda.

  • November 08, 1979

    Information about a Conversation of Comrade Hermann Axen, Member of the Politburo and Secretary of the Central Committee, with Comrade Nureddin Kianouri, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran

    East German Politburo member Hermann Axen and First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran Noureddin Kianouri discuss the Iranian revolution and the place of the Tudeh Party within Khomeini's Iran.

  • 1980

    About the Role of Islam in Iran

    Stasi report outlines the history of Islam in Iran as well as Ayatollah Khomeini's personal history and foreign policy statements in an attempt to better understand the Iranian government and its likely foreign policy.

  • October 21, 1980

    Lieutenant Parche, 'IC "Reza" on the Role of the Political Organizations in the Islamic Republic of Iran'

    Report on the rise of political parties after the fall of the Shah, including many that claim some connection to Islam.

  • 1981

    About the Last Operation/ Operational Mission of Comrade [redacted]

    Description of the work of an East German agent in Iran who worked with the Stasi (MfS).

  • May 04, 1981

    Information about the Activity of Leftist Organizations in Iran

    Report on leftist groups under attack by the central clerical leadership of Iran and particularly the Tudeh Party.