Abdollah Riazi who was the speaker of the Parliament

Abdollah Riazi was a politician who served as the Speaker of the Parliament of homeland for almost 15 years during Pahlavi dynasty. According to Ali Rahnema, Riazi was “one of permanent and trusted figures” in the establishment, thus “experienced and adept at political correctness”. Fakhreddin Azimi describes Riazi as having an “unquestioning deference toward the Shah”, which “contrasted sharply with his disdainful attitude toward the deputies, whom he treated virtually as schoolchildren”.