To Hassan Shariatmadari and
Abdullah Mohtadi: Please Drop Federalism
به حسن شریعتمداری و مهتدی: لطفاً فدرالیسم را حذف کنید
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Dear Friends Messrs. Hassan Shariatmadari and Abdullah Mohtadi,
You know how much respect I have for you and what you are doing at the Iran-TCC and for a long time have had a link to your site on iranscope-dot-com and also on my ayandehnegar personal site! Also you know that from day one on the Internet when I published my book about Kurdistan, it was written fully in support of American provincial model of federalism for Iran. But after witnessing the experience of referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan on Sept 25, 2017, it became clear to me that federalism for countries like Iraq and Iran is a road to disintegration and bloodshed, and five days after the Sept 25, 2017 Referendum of Iraqi Kurdistan, in a statement, I rejected all forms of federalism for Iran!
The slogan of 'reza-shah-roohat-shaad' in Abadan Uprising yesterday, just like the same slogan in Izeh of Khuzestan a year ago, showed that in the ethnic area of Khuzestan, people do not call for return of Sheikh Khazal, rather, wish the return of Integrated, Secular and Modern Iran under Reza Shah; and this time, in a future *democratic* Iran! It is time for Iran-TCC to drop 'Federalism'* from its platform to help the unity of all Iran's opposition around a secular democratic and futurist platform! I thank you in advance for considering this suggestion.
Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,
May 26, 2022
For a Secular Democratic & Futurist Republican Party in Iran