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Feb 9: Reflections on the Iranian revolution

Ebrahim Yazdi became foreign minister in the provisional government appointed by Imam Khomeini thirty years ago today. Like the rest of that government he resigned in November 1979 when students stormed the US embassy and took hostage the diplomats there. Now the secretary general of the Freedom Movement in Iran - a liberal, opposition group - he speaks to the Financial Times about what the revolution achieved an where it has failed.