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|Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:36 am Post subject: National Geographic Magazine PERSIA August issue
| National Geographic Magazine PERSIA August issue
|Ambassador Hashem Hakimi wrote:
From: Hashem Hakimi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: PERSIA your August issue
Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 5:12 PM
National Geographic Magazine,
P.O. Box 98199,
Washington DC 20090-819
Dear Mr. Johns,
Reading the August issue of National Geography gave me so much pleasure that I bought 10 extra copies as a worthy present for my children, relatives & friends to be treasured.
In spite of the amazingly well researched articles, photographs and maps, I found a discrepancy in the text with regards to Dr. Mossadegh's tenure. I was surprised that the National Geographic had not checked the facts before repeating the leftist propaganda and perpetuating certain myths which is historically and legally contrary to the facts!
The writer in the article, A Glorious past inspires a conflicting nation- PERSIA- Ancient soul of Iran, used the phrase "Elected Prime Minister" to describe the office of Dr. Mossadegh, whereas there has never been such a precedence in the Iranian Constitution as an "Elected Prime Minister" according to article 46 of the 2ndAmendment to the Constitution enacted by the Constitutional Assembly in 1906, under the title of "THE RIGHT OF MONARCH" THE APPOINTMENT AND DISMISAL OF THE MINISTERS IS BY HIS MAJESTY THE SHAH".
But in practice an unwritten tradition came about. The Prime Minister was selected through parliamentary consensus by members of both houses of parliament and presented to the Shah by their speakers, which if approved; the Shah would then issue an Imperial Decree appointing the new Prime Minister. Neither was it necessary for the appointed Prime Minister to be an elected Member of the Parliament.
When Mossadegh decided to RULE Iran by DECREE dissolving the two houses of the Parliament without calling elections (an undemocratic unconstitutional decision), legally he was at the mercy of the Shah who had the Constitutional RIGHT to dismiss him as Prime Minister. It follows that using the phrase coup d'état by the Shah to dismiss Mossadegh does not make legal or moral sense and is incorrect. In fact it is a matter of (National Front's own) record that Mossadegh's own advisors advised him of the illegality of the situation he had created for himself yet in their words the good Doctor was simply "refusing to listen to anybody".
It would be highly appreciated if this explanatory letter is published.
Mr. H. Hakimi,
Oslo - Norway
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