General Abbas Gharabaghi was the last Chief of the Supreme Commander's Staff of the Iranian armed forces during the rule of the Pahlavi dynasty. Appointed on 7 January 1979, his role was to support the Shah until the Shah fled, and then to support the civilian government the Shah left behind during the Iranian Revolution. However, after much bloodshed on the streets of Tehran and elsewhere, on 11 February 1979 Gharabaghi, along with 22 other senior military leaders, withdrew support of Prime Minister Bakhtiar, and instead agreed to support the revolutionary Islamic republic.
Abbas Gharabaghi published his account of the revolution in Che Shod Ke Chonan Shod? ("Why did it happen?"), 1999.
He died in Paris in 2000.