Reza Pahlavi On Elections (Channel One TV)

Reza Pahlavi On Elections (Channel One TV)
by Darius Kadivar

mosaahbeh shahzadeh Reza Pahlavi ba Shahram Homayoon ra ghosh konid

Interview of reza pahlavi by shahram homayoon june 11 2009

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roshanbeen Here is WHY Stupid !

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Why big picture of RP?

by roshanbeen (not verified) on

Because he is a small figure, so those two poor women have to compensate.

Darius Kadivar

I'm Afraid NOW There Will Be Blood ...

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You Asked for It ...



God Bless the Pahlavis!

by Sassan (not verified) on

Darius --

Keep up the good work!!! Just the mere fact that you get a few abjectly ignorant Hezbollahis denouncing you and Reza Pahlavi is actually a GOOD thing! Reza Pahlavi, even at this time in Iranian history, is a major threat to the IRI. That's why you have so many of their paid employees disparaging you and your hopeful future king.

I have been to Iran many times in the last 10 years, and to a man, I will tell you this: Reza Pahlavi has tons and tons of supporters! No, I did not take a poll or anything, but of all the people I came across and talked to (dozens if not hundreds over the years), I would say 90% were in favor of Reza Pahlavi and the Pahlavi regime in general.

Indeed, an honest assessment of the political and social landscape in Iran will inevitably lead one to conclude that Reza Pahlavi has MILLIONS of supporters (in-and-out of Iran)! In fact, Reza Pahlavi has infinitely MORE supporters than the IRI -- except that the massively corrupt mullahs have the guns, and thus, they have the power to silence dissent.

Long live Reza Pahlavi!
Long live Iran!


Hey Kadivar

by nina1 (not verified) on

Yes, continue talking about Spain because you don’t want to see the comments here and see how people are mocking you and laughing at your “king”, I love it.


Ali P.

by Anonymous.Chizak (not verified) on

what do you mean by (DK, you belong to the latter group.) what kind of group is Latter, may I ask?

rosie is roxy is roshan


by rosie is roxy is roshan on about.the.,"under.Islamic.



were.summarily. shot.without.trial..,and.some.even.on.the.




wrought. Like.. all.kinda.sorta.justified.'t.what.they.did.that's.the.problem,'






by SmartAss (not verified) on

Reza Pahlavi? Yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn :-)


Look at this woman, holding up a sign of Reza.....

by Anonymous P (not verified) on

And why exactly? Who is Reza anyway? So sad to see grown men and women be so small. Why do they always hold his picture like he's Jesus Christ? Why isn't he ever at these damn rallies? Too busy spreading caviar on crackers I guess.

Mola Nasredeen

"Why are they talking about Spain?" I asked...

by Mola Nasredeen on

"Because people are voting in Iran" Said Hazrate shotor.

I protested: "but gooz be shagheegheh...."

Replied Hazrate shotor: "To them these two are very much related"

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Dariush jan i have a big respect for Rey J Carlos , you should know that but i am talking to you about the ppl ! the spanish ppl which are not happy with their King ! specially the young generation (30- years old) .

The other problem is mentality of the King about Basque and Catalunya ! If you ask them (Basque and Catalan ppl) their opinion about Rey J.Carlos I you can feel and understand how much they hate Him (Rey !) .

I had the honor to meet Jaime Peñafiel and knowing his opinion about spanish royal familly ! please read his books about spanish r.f ... you will love it ! and you will understand my words from another perspective.


to Wonder

by I wonder (not verified) on

Aside from some nobodys who just spew hatred and nothing else; and some with a string attached to the IR regime, no sane person hates RP and no sane person cheers for the likes of AN or Mousavi because they love 'em, they cheer for them for the CHANGE they are supposed to and expected to represent as Khatami did!

cheering is not for a person, cheering is for a SYMBOL! RP is irrelevant to people living in Iran but those Islamist bozos are relevant and people have decided to give them a second chance out of a lack of a better viable tangible and SAFE alternative!!

I just hope people WILL NOT LET GO and crawl back to their corner with despair BUT fight on for the reason they are voting for these guys!



by Wonder (not verified) on

Given that RP has no record, either positive OR negative, he is like most of us.

So why people cheer for likes of AN or Mousavi, both of who have murders on their hands, yet hate RP so much?

Is it a cultural thing or an emotional trap?

Ali P.


by Ali P. on

Some people give monarchists a bad name. Some give them a good name. DK, you belong to the latter group. Yours, Ali P.

Big Boy

Good work!

by Big Boy on

Oddly enough, Kadivar is making people hate Reza Pahlavi!  Good work...keep it up.

With friends like you, the poor guy is thinking who needs enemies.

I kind'a feel bad for him now.

rosie is roxy is roshan


by rosie is roxy is roshan on







Darius Kadivar

RedWine We don't have the same Polls ... ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

In the daily El Mundo headlined an editorial quoting a poll showing that nearly 60 per cent of Spaniards wanted the Juan Carlos Is King Of Spain 71- year-old monarch to rule until his death.

Spaniards Poll Juan Carlos Is Still King Of Spain
And at worst he would step down in his son's favor ... The Crown Prince Felipé
  And YOU KNOW THAT too ;0)

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Spanish ppl are NOT happy with Juan carlos and you know that .


Thx for info :=) .


He is a wuss

by Alborzi (not verified) on

The guy does not dare to go out of USA, you know why
the pussy is afraid that the masters will not let him back, like his puppy. The people of Iran are paying daily for his pussy daddy, he has less chance than his wife becoming miss USA.


Nobody gives Damn...

by BACHE SHIR (not verified) on

What RezaI&Half has to say. He's a has-been!

Darius Kadivar

Regarding Spain 'I wonder' :Au Contraire Mon Cher ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

The Monarchy in Spain was actually even less Spanish than the Iranian Pahlavi Dynasty was Iranian. Juan Carlos belongs to the blood line of the French Bourbon Kings. Therefore he has a French Ancestory to begin with.

Secondly his dynasty is also a Result of a 'Coup' in 1874, and in 1931 a democratic election returned a republican majority to the Cortes Generales. With a program to abolish the monarchy. The King of the time  King Alfonso XIII  (King Juan Carlos' Grandfather) went into exile, ushering in the Second Spanish Republic. On 15 January 1941, Alfonso XIII abdicated his rights to the Spanish throne in favour of his third (of four), but second surviving, son Juan, father of the current king Juan Carlos.

So basically in retrospect Reza Pahlavi is even more legitimate to become King if one looks at this from the Perspective of a possible restoration since he has both the blood line and that his father the Shah never abdicated. He fled, sure but he did not abdicate.  

You may consider this obsolete, stupid if you wish but Kings unlike Presidents don't need to justify their political legitimacy. They lose it Only if beheaded or if they abdicate.

Reza was brought up in Royalty. He did not choose it like a President or Politician would do. He had No choice. He assumed that role in Cairo 30 years ago on October 31st, 1980 on his fathers demise.

The last Prime Minister of Imperial Iran Shahpour Bakhtiar also acknowledged him as Crown Prince and Not simply Reza Pahlavi as some like to downplay his status by mere jealousy or prejudice for the political institution he represents.

RP is NOT ADVOCATING an Absolute Monarchy but a Constitutional Monarchy if the people choose to do so in FAIR & FREE Elections under International supervision which would be a referandum like those held in South America ( where lets say Jimmy Carter or a UN representative could vouch on the democratic process of the elections).

Now You are quite right that Iranians at large voted the ousting of the Monarchy but what Legitimacy does this vote have given what it delivered in exchange to the Iranian People and Nation ? Violence, an 8 year War in which the kids of 9 years who were sent to the Front had no say in that so called Referandum and paid this error with their lives only to be celebrated as martyres with a plastic key around the neck. When Only a few months earlier they were going to school or highschool under the previous regime not to say all the other crimes commited in the name of religion and intolerance ...

The Last Legitimate Prime Minister ( under the previous constitution) was Brutally assassinated by a death squad of a terrorist regime which was led by the likes of Mr. Moussavi, Rezaei and Co.

You wish to endorse these criminals is your choice. But I don't think people are voting Mr. Moussavi but against ahmadinejad.

But I understand your reserves, I am not a fanatic. I know that there are shared responsabilities in the events that took place in 1979. I have always said that the Monarchy was accountable. As a matter of Fact, Reza Pahlavi has even acknowledged the shortcomings of his Father's Absolute Reign. He even holds him responsible for the crimes commited in his name ( even if the Shah did not necessarily order them) by the SAVAK for instance as well as the fact that he overlooked the Constitution.

This Regime has hardly recognized the slightest crime or responsability in the disastrous policies it has conducted and crimes it has commited against its own people.

I invite you to read my article in regard to RP:

But also more importantly that it is in line with what the late Dr. Shahpour Bakhtiar endorsed :

Bakhtiar on a Future Constitution to be drafted after Regime Change and the conditions for a Free and Fair Elections on the future democratic state of choice :

He also mentions Rafsanjani, and what the Role of the West should be in relation to the regime.

5 august 1989, Hamburg

So even if You are Millions to vote under the current circumstances (which I don't  hold it against you) and even if we may appear as a minority in your eyes, I tell you firmly that:


and lastly:

"Iran Harguez Nakhahad Mord" - Shahpour Bakhtiar

My Opinion Too,





lol Channel one

by Daryush on

looooooooooooooooooooool channel one. lol


Darius start a new trade! would you?

by Anonymo0 (not verified) on

Stop bringing out these skeletons. Start a new business. Get on EBAY instead. Why talk of the dead all the time?! ;-)

I wonder what Naseredin shah ghajaar has to say about Iran election? Love to know what mula nasredin thinks..

stop it just stop pleeeease...


Change is Good

by t (not verified) on

Not long ago I liked the idea of having a "ceremonial figure" king. But today I think different because what is the purpose of it. It seems it's all about image. Pardon my French,screw that. That is the problem with our culture. We care more about the facade and image than the true substance. It's about time we change in our thinking. It will help our political structure and also our family structure(which is very much like a monarchy).


Kingdom was rejected in Iran!

by I wonder (not verified) on

Darius jaan, kingdom was not rejected in spain but it was widely rejected in Iran in 1979!

I do not completely reject this idea that the Iranian revolution might have been a very well orchestrated well funded and well organized foreign plot to get rid of the Shah and Monarchy and/or the idea that people were overwhelmingly deceived in 1979, without any knowledge or understanding of what was going on, and just followed a bunch of progfessional well financed mercenary mutineers with empty promises, BUT whatever the reality, you should accept this undeniable fact that people somehow rejected the institution of Monarchy in Iran ALTOGETHER.

If people were pleased with Monarchy in the first place, I ask why they would allow themselves to be deceived against it? Why would they resort to excuses to become against it and be blind followers?!!




by Roshanbeen (not verified) on

Shahram Homayoon, A pseudo-journalist, political activist gives alot of credit to pseudo-Monarch. I take it even Ap, Reuter and resst of the so called free media have given up on him.

LOL - lol - LOL

get a life.

tens of millions of people are voting in Iran as we speak, this election has put the Western democracies to shame and they are struggling to accept it as it is, The only democracy in middle east among western addored countries/tribes, i.e Egypt, S.Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, etc....

payandeh Iran

Darius Kadivar

'I wonder' How different is Spain may I ask ? ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Thank you for sharing your views. May I ask how different is Spain's Restoration to an eventual Restoration in Iran ?

Spain's Monarchy under Juan Carlos is hardly 30 years Old ... And his Royal line was in competition with other Royal blood lines just like the Pahlavis are in competition with the Qajars. And Yet Juan Carlos was Crowned King in 1976 an Age of Modernity and Telecommunications.

ROYALTY: Crown Prince Reza & King Juan Carlos of Spain

pictory:King of Spain State Visit to Imperial Iran (1976)

ROYALTY: Spain Greets Iran's Prince Gholam Reza and spouse Manjineh (1978)

SOLIDARITY: Reza Pahlavi with Iranian Refugees in London (2005)

Royalty: Farah and Sophia at Niavaran (1976)

The Concept of Restoration is not obsolete and even more logic in a country like Iran where we take proud in our heritage and long history. You've probably been living in Disney-Cowboy ridden America too long to understand that countries do differ in systems of government. Its not because you live in France, Germany or the US that you are more of a democrat than a Spanish, British or Swede ... 




Who wants to go back to the past?

by I wonder (not verified) on

Have you ever seen any country in the world to go from Monarchy to Republic (although in Iran's case, in name only) and then back to Monarchy?!!!!

People in Iran are more and more daring ask for even the life-long position of the Supreme leader (If not completely obliterated) to be also an elected postion! Then I ask you who wants a life-long unelected KING, although that king might only be a ceremonial powerless figure in the 21st century Iran?

btw, Spain is different!

Darius Kadivar

Dear T

by Darius Kadivar on

Thank you for sharing your view honestly. You are entitled to your opinion and its respectable.

Only time and the people can say if he will be able to be an alternative or not.




I liked his father but

by t (not verified) on

I don't care to have him as king. Unfortunately, Reza hasn't done anything the past 30+ years. So why should he be treated any different and be handed the thrown. Like any other candidate he needs to show his credentials. He doesn't have any. Even if he has volunteered and sat on the board of Red Cross and any such other entity, I would give him credit. But he chose not to take an active role in society.

So, although I like him and his family, I don't think he should and/or could be a leader.