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Society of Devotees of the Islamic Revolution

The Society of Devotees of the Islamic Revolution (Persian: جمعیت ایثارگران انقلاب اسلامی‎, romanizedJam`iyat-e Isargaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami) is a conservative Iranian political party.[3] It is informally referred to as the Isargaran, a word which connotes altruism in Persian and is associated with other political movements.[2] Many members of the party are veterans of the Iran–Iraq War.[5] It is one of the most powerful and least discussed movements in Iran.[2]

Society of Devotees of the Islamic Revolution
Secretary-GeneralMohammad Javad Ameri
SpokespersonLotfollah Forouzandeh[1]
FoundedMarch 1995; 24 years ago (1995-03) (Initial activity)[2]
3 February 1997; 22 years ago (1997-02-03)[2]
Legalized26 July 1999; 20 years ago (1999-07-26)[3]
Preceded byMojahedin of the Islamic Revolution Organization[4]
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
NewspaperSiyaset-e Rooz (unofficial)[1]
IdeologyAbsolute Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist[4]
Social conservatism[4]
Political positionRight-wing[4]
National affiliationFront of Transformationalist Principlists
Coordination Council of Islamic Revolution Forces[4]
International affiliationNone

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a founding member of the party.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Muhammad Sahimi (12 May 2009). "The Political Groups". Tehran Bureau. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Samii, Abbas W. (Winter 2005), "The Changing Landscape of Party Politics in Iran—A Case Study" (PDF), Journal of the European Society for Iranian Studies (1): 53–62
  3. ^ a b "List of Legally Registered Parties in Iran". Pars Times. July 30, 2000. p. 4. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Association of the Devotees of the Islamic Revolution" (PDF). Iran Data Portal. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  5. ^ Bill Samii (7 November 2005). "Iran: A Rising Star In Party Politics". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Retrieved 1 March 2017.