Shajarian had good presence and performances during the first decade of the Revolution, but his behavior during the second decade of the Revolution put a little distance between him and the people and he is responsible for this himself. Nevertheless, the way back is open to him, provided he shows commitment to the regime's frameworks...It is not possible for an individual to be a fierce objector and critic who shuns the rules and standards governing the system, and also wish to work.—Hossein Noushabadi, the Spokesperson for Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance