The Ignored Role of Cultural Elements of the Islamic Revolution of Iran

The Ignored Role of Cultural Elements of the Islamic Revolution of Iran

Occurrence of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1357 [February 1979] surprised experts of phenomenon of “Revolution”?, governments and intelligence organizations which did not predict such event. In 1353 [1978-1979], Central Intelligence Agency of America (CIA) believed that Iran was not in the situation of occurrence of a revolution and Mohammad Reza Shah would not face the problem of instability at least for 10 years. And when Carter - the then President of America - had made a visit to Tehran before the Islamic Revolution, he described Iran as an island of stability in the turbulent sea of the world.