REZA's CALL: Crown Prince Reza on Toronto Persian Radio/TV Pejvak

Share/Save/Bookmark

REZA's CALL: Crown Prince Reza on Toronto Persian Radio/TV Pejvak
by Darius Kadivar
28-Sep-2010
 

Interview of Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi on Iranian Diaspora Radio / Television Pejvak based in Toronto, Canada.

Intro in Video:

 

LISTEN FULL INTERVIEW BELOW (AUDIO ONLY):

(NOTE: Miscellaneous Echo Sounds appear regularly due to bad recording which make it funny to listen to at times- Thank you for your understanding)

Intro In Audio:

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

Part IV:

Recommended Readings:

REZA's CALL: An Iranian Solidarnosc... by Darius KADIVAR

RESPONDING TO REZA's CALL: An Iranian Solidarnosc in the Making ... by Darius KADIVAR

 

Share/Save/Bookmark

more from Darius Kadivar
 
Sargord Pirouz

Roozebeh

by Sargord Pirouz on

I remembered that after I posted the comment. :)

Yeah, it's still kind'a the same. And it's not. 

Maybe I should have said Batista's grandson? But even then, I don't think Batista's son would have the stigma of coming from a lineage representing an archaic form of governance. 

No, you guys may have a one-of-a-kind piece of irrelevance, there. 


Roozbeh_Gilani

"mussolini's grand son for prime minister"

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Dont know about the grand son sargord, but his grand daughter was a right wing politician in Italy a few years back. But she was rather cute and an ex topless model!


Sargord Pirouz

Come on, you middle-aged

by Sargord Pirouz on

Come on, you middle-aged 50-somethings. You're deluding yourselves, as usual. 

No one of any consequence takes this seriously. 

It's kind'a like rooting for Mussolini's grandson for PM of Italy. That's the level of farce you're indulging in. 


seannewyork

Impressed again - A Green for RP

by seannewyork on

I was a green for moussavi/karrubi to get a free iran but later realized that they were a part of the system and could  not/ would not lead us  there.

 The more I hear and read about Mr. Pahlavi the more I think our generation needs someone like Mr. Pahlavi.

Impressed by him.


Republican جمهوریخواه

"We need an anchor."

by Republican جمهوریخواه on

Agreed. We should also be careful so that we won't end up with a mere sail.


pas-e-pardeh

dear MOOSIRvaPIAZ

by pas-e-pardeh on

you have a good point.  Many non-monarchists in Iran can not understand the ceremony & reasons for having a king.  They believe that id RP is a good leader, let him run for office like everybody else.  Why should we have any, even one, super-citizen?

It happens that I do not agree with that, but I think it is still a good point to address.  his appeal should not be limited to those who are willing to call him shahzadeh or shah or shahanshah, etc.  But, non-monarchists, including jebheh melli, should relax too.  They took the power from monarch, promised a democracy, then ran when mullahs shook a stick at them.  They abandoned Iran.

 
By the way, I am a die hard monarchist who will give his life for king of Persia. Reason I am a monarchist and not a democrat is because I do not believe our population as a whole is ready for a utopian, Jeffersonian democracy.  I've seen Iranian people go crazy, ga-ga, irrational over personalities despite their own best interests (e.g., 1979 & khomeini).   We need an anchor.   


Roozbeh_Gilani

Sad to hear Iranians wishing for foreign troops to attack Iran

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

day in and out.

Israel or USA governments, answerable to their own people, will not sacrifice their troops for the sake of your beloved RP or democracy or human rights. If they ever do, it'd be for the sake of their own nationl interests. Dont believe me? go ask a vietnamese, Iraqi or afghan person.

If you want regime change, join in supporting the other Iranians with myriad of ideologies, who are fighting from within the country for a regime change, democracy, pluralism and secularism. I'm sure you'd find a monarchist or two amongst them 


Simorgh5555

I respectfully disagree with Shahzadeh

by Simorgh5555 on

Ultimately, either the US or Israel will attack; this is almost inevitable . I can understand Shahzade's position to avoid military action at all costs but you have to be aware that there is a difference from "bombing Iran" and bombing the enemy Islamic occupiers in Iran - and they are just that - occupiers.

No one is suggesting targeting civilian areas or "carpet bombing" Iran. Having said that, I am not naive enough to believe that civilian deaths are entirely avoidable. I take a utilitarian approach to removing Iran: how to obtain the maximum benefit for the people of Iran and the nations's future weighed against the disadvantages of inaction and continued suffering. 

It is through 30 years of failed hope and the failure of any peaceful opposition to the regime that I have come to the conclusion that a form of military action is necessary.

When Saddam Hussein invaded Iran to seize Khouzestan this was a war with Iran.  This is not the same situation here.

The Islamic Republic is occuying the government in the same way Germany was occupying France between 1940 and 1944 and Iranians that lend their support to it are no different from the traitor Vichy government. 

Taking up arms against the Islamic Republic is a just resistance. 

As far as I am concerned any attack on Sepah, the Basij, individual target assassinations of high profiles of the Islamic Republic and the entire Iranian parliament are legitimate targets. Those who are willing to fight for the Islamic Republic are urged to desert otherwise their lives will not be lamented but would be treated as collateral damage. If Iranians soldiers can desert the Shah then they can also desert the terror army as well. If they stay then they are responsible for their own life and death.

An Iranian liberation army shouldbe establsihed as soon as possible for peace keeping and ground offenses. The USA should support the army with air cover otherwise the patriots liberating Iran will suffer the same fate as the Kurds or Marsh Arabs during the uprising against Saddam Hussein in 1991. 

The first priority should be the protection of museums and cultural landmarks to prevent looting and desrtuction of important Iranian heritage. 

With proper coordination and logistic support the occupation of Iran should take no longer than several months to between 2 years the very maximum. 

The only caution I urge aganst the fight against the terrorist occupiers is to also attack any separatist movements in Iran. Any attempt by the Azari, Baluch, Arab or Kurdish so-called independence movements should be confronted with zero tolerance and an iron fist. Any ethno-centric entity, organisation or individual threatening the territorial integrity of Iran should be destroyed without question. Their leaders should be apprehended or sentenced to execution aongside the mullahs. 

Please support military action against the occupiers of the Islamic Republic. 


Republican جمهوریخواه

Will it ever happen?

by Republican جمهوریخواه on

In order to be taken seriously he has to venture into a live, unrestricted, unpredictable audience.

He has to learn how to explain himself to a crowd who is not necessarily pleasant and apologetic.

I don't have problem with his title as "prince," without which he would be a John Doe. 


MM

I am glad RP has come out against war with Iran, but

by MM on

it would have have a lot more effect if he had done so when Reza Aslan called on no war in his last article a few weeks ago when the congress was authorizing strikes on Iran.  Reza Aslan got all the criticism of the IC cyber generals, but still even RA would agree that Reza Pahlavi's call for no war is good overall.

Thanks DK.


MOOSIRvaPIAZ

Want him to be taken seriously?

by MOOSIRvaPIAZ on

Stop calling him Shahzadeh for starters! I dont care if its a correct term for him or not. It's still a turnoff to many people who are sitting on the fence and wondering whether they should support him!

I would argue that the royalists are Reza Pahlavi's worst enemies. He would be better off without them.


vildemose

Bavafa: Agreed. Even his

by vildemose on

Bavafa: Agreed. Even his demeanor and facial expressions have changed. He no longer has that look of deer caught in a car's headlights


Bavafa

I hope this new maturity

by Bavafa on

I hope this new maturity shown by RP in his recent interviews are long lasting and that he can build on it to unite Iranians. His message and view on Iran and future of Iran seem much different then a few years back when the criminal GWB regime was prevailing force in US and he seemed aligned with that view point.

I like his recent message here and else where and will support him as a secular independent candidate for the future secular republic of Iran.

Mehrdad


afshinazad

OBVIOUS CHOICE

by afshinazad on

He is the man who works hard for one path only free Iran and freedom for our people. it is time for others to think like him and act like and unite together for freedom that we all Iranian searching for. it is time for all Iranian to restore the dignity and honour that we have lost.

IN 1977 MY UNCLE AND HIS FAMILY TOOK THE TRIP TO UNITED STATE AND HIS WIFE AND TWO KIDS DIDN'T HAVE A VISA BUT IN AIRPORT INSTEAD OF HAVING A HARD TIME AMERICAN CUSTOM ASKED THEM FOR $20 FINE AND COMPARE THAT TO OUR STATUS TODAY. 


Darius Kadivar

To Watch in Continuity Go Here

by Darius Kadivar on

Full video in continuity

http://vimeo.com/15345062