Islamic Republican Party
|Founded||17 February 1979|
|Dissolved||1 June 1987|
|Membership (1979)||2,500,000 claimed|
|Slogan||One nation, one religion, one order, one leader|
The Islamic Republican Party (IRP;
The party was formed just two weeks following the revolution upon the request of Ayatollah Khomeini. Five cofounders of the party were
The party has been said to be distinguished by "its strong clerical component, its loyalty to Khomeini, its strong animosity to the liberal political movements, and its tendency to support the revolutionary organizations," such as the komiteh. Policies it supported included the state takeover of large capital enterprises, the establishment of an Islamic cultural and university system, and programs to assist the poor.