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Baa’th minority regime of Iraq deports Imam Khomeini (RA) from Iraq

Compiled by: Syed Ali Shahbaz
n October 2, 1978 AD, following restriction placed on his political and religious activities by the Baa’th minority regime of Iraq, the Father of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini (RA) proceeded by car towards Kuwait on a valid visa. The Kuwaiti regime, however, denied him entry under pressure from the Shah's despotic regime. Imam Khomeini then obtained a visit visa for France and left for Paris.
On October 4, 1978 AD, the Father of Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini (RA), left Iraq for Paris on a visit visa, following the refusal of the Kuwaiti authorities to allow him inside despite his holding of valid visa. Both the Baa'th minority regime of Baghdad and Kuwait were under pressure from the despotic regime of the Shah to prevent the Imam from carrying out his revolutionary activities. His arrival in Paris proved a blessing in disguise as the world media became more easily accessible to him and his declarations. Less than four months later, the Imam arrived in Tehran after 14 years in exile, to a grand unprecedented welcome to mark the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the end of the Pahlavi regime.

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