Gholam Reza Azhari who was former Prime Minister

This country is lost because the Shah cannot make up his mind.” Azhari had a heart attack in January 1979 and resigned on 2 January.  Then he was succeeded by Abbas Gharabaghi as the chief of the army staff. Shapour Bakhtiar succeeded Azhari as prime minister. On 18 February 1979 Azhari was retired from the army in absentia.