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Sazeman-e Ettela'at va Amniyat-e Keshvar (SAVAK)
سازمان اطلاعات و امنیت کشور
Agency overview
Formed20 March 1957 (1957-03-20)
DissolvedFebruary 12, 1979 (1979-02-12)
Superseding agency
Employees5,000 at peak[1]
Agency executives

SAVAK (Persian: ساواک, abbreviation for سازمان اطلاعات و امنیت کشور Sâzemân-e Ettelâ'ât va Amniat-e Kešvar, lit.'"Intelligence and Security Organization of the Country"')[2] was the secret police, domestic security and intelligence service in Iran during the reign of the Pahlavi dynasty.

Directors[change | change source]

No. Portrait Director Took office Left office Time in office
Teymur Bakhtiar
Bakhtiar, TeymurTimsar
Teymur Bakhtiar
195719613–4 years
Hassan Pakravan
Pakravan, HassanTimsar
Hassan Pakravan
196119653–4 years
Nematollah Nassiri
Nassiri, NematollahTimsar
Nematollah Nassiri
1965197812–13 years
Nasser Moghaddam
Moghaddam, NasserTimsar
Nasser Moghaddam
197819790–1 years

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Andrew Scott Cooper,The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran Hardcover – July 19, 2016 ISBN 0805098976, p. 231
  2. Summary - U.S. Department of State - State Department

Other websites[change | change source]