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  • Paris, France
    Friday Oct 6, 1978

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Visit to Paris

    Paris, France
    Friday Oct 6, 1978

    By this time discontent with the Shah was becoming intense and Khomeini visited Neauphle-le-Château, a suburb of Paris, France on a tourist visa on 6 October 1978.




  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1978

    Iranian Revolution

    agreement for a draft constitution that would be "Islamic and democratic"

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1978

    In November, secular National Front leader Karim Sanjabi flew to Paris to meet Khomeini. There the two signed an agreement for a draft constitution that would be "Islamic and democratic". It signaled the now official alliance between the clergy and the secular opposition.In order to help create a democratic facade, Khomeini placed Westernized figures (such as Sadegh Qotbzadeh and Ebrahim Yazdi) as the public spokesmen of the opposition, and never spoke to the media of his intentions to create a theocracy.




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