Wednesday, March 07, 1951
Revolutionary execution (assassination) of Ali Razmara by Fedaian-e-Islam
Lieutenant General Ali Razmara was born in 1901 and entered Nezam School when he was 17. Graduating from the school, Razmara climbed his way up in the following years till he advanced to become the Chief of Staff after Reza Khan’s being exiled. During Qavam’s Premiership, the Shah promised Premiership to whoever contributing to his overthrow; Razmara was among them. Encouraged by the Shah’s promise, he ignored Qavam’s favors and sought to weaken the government. He was eventually appointed Prime Minister on June 26, 1950. Upon taking the office, Lieutenant General Ali Razmara, a prominent general of the Shah’s Army and a known subservient to British colonialism, strenuously resisted nationalization of Iranian oil industry and by suppressing the movement was seeking to serve his lords as much as possible. Razmara’s overt deviations and treasons caused the clerics and people to seriously oppose him. In the meantime Fadayan-e Islam members came to this conclusion that the public movement would be impeded unless this colonial operative be removed. Along these lines, Martyr Khalil Tahmasbi was detailed by the group to assassinate Razmara on March 6, 1951. Revolutionary execution of Razmara warned some representatives of the 16th term of Majlis who had obstructed nationalization of oil industry owing to subservience to Britain. For the very same reason, oil commission of the Majlis approved and ratified the bill on nationalization of Iranian oil industry shortly after Razmara’s assassination.