Nation Party of Iran
|Founded||24 October 1951 (1951-10-24)|
|Split from||Pan-Iranist Party|
|National affiliation||National Front (1951–1979)|
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Party of the Iranian Nation or Nation Party of Iran or Iran Nation Party (Persian: حزب ملت ایران, translit. Ḥezb-e Mellat-e Irān) is "a small opposition" party in Iran advocating establishment of a secular democracy. Although the party is technically illegal, it is tolerated inside Iran.
Founded in 1951 by Dariush Forouhar, the party had a few hundred members, mostly high-school students, and was a member of National Front until Iranian Revolution, however it did not carry much weight in the leadership of the front. The party proposed rebuilding Iran by regaining its lost territories in Bahrain, Afghanistan and Caucasia and its platform was based on anti-capitalism, anti-communism, anti-monarchism, anti-Semitism, anti-Bahá'ísm and anti-clericalism.
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