SHAH RAFT: Shah and Shahbanou Leave Iran as Bakhtiar Named Prime Minister (1979)


SHAH RAFT: Shah and Shahbanou Leave Iran as Bakhtiar Named Prime Minister (1979)
by Darius Kadivar

On January 16, 1979 the Shah and the Shahbanou leave Iran as Nationalist Shapour Bakhtiar in named to form a new government in a bid to save the country from Religious Fundamentalism.

Shah's Last Ride: Interview at Airport as Bakhtiar and government officials bid farewell to the King and Queen:

Shah's in his last public Speach acknowledges "Voice of the Revolution" but refuses to abdicate and promises to Respect the Constitution once Calm and Order is Restored:

Pro Bakhtiar Demonstrations in Support of the 1906 Constitution:

Bakhtiar's Last Public Interview before Khomeiny's Arrival to Iran:

Khomeiny arrives in Iran with Air France Airplane and gives Infamous "Hichi" comment:

Shah's Last Will read by Shahbanou Farah:

Bakhtiar's last Public Speach ( Hamburg Germany, 1989)in favor of REGIME CHANGE based on the RESTORATION of the 1906 Constitution:

Ali Vakili Rad Bakhtiar's Assassin is Set Free by France:

Fareydoun Farrokhzad - Poet, entertainer and Activist explains why he supports the Restoration of the Monarchy. He was to be assassinated in the early 1990's by the IRI death Squads in Germany:

Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi's message on the Anniversary of the 1906 Constitutional Revolution in Iran:

Related Pictory:

pictory: Shahpour Bakhtiar plays Chess with History (January 1979)


FOR KING AND COUNTRY: Fereydoun Farrokhzad Last Concert Before Assassination (1992)

ROYAL MARTYR: Prince Shahriar Shafiq Remembered

PROUD TO BE IRANIAN AND A MONARCHIST: Fereydoun Farrokhzad Up Close and Personal (Mid 1980's)

Related Constitutionalist Blogs:

LESSONS IN DEMOCRACY: Shapour Bakhtiar Interview with LA TV (1987)


BEHOLD THE PALE HORSE: French Socialists Pay Tribute to Shapour Bakhtiar

FRENCH NEWS COMPILATION: On Bakhtiar's Assassin's Liberation ( France 24/Euronews)

PARIS GATHERING: Shapour Bakhtiar and Soroush Katibeh memory honored in Paris (FRANCE)

Restoration Blogs:

RESTORATION: Britain's 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688 and the 'Bill of Rights' 

RESTORATION: Elected Monarchs of Malaysia 

RESTORATION: The British Royal Family at Work (PBS : 7 Parts)

RESTORATION: Prince Charles, The Meddling Prince (5 Parts)

RESTORATION: Belgium King Baudouin takes Oath Amidst Republican Animosity (31st July ,1950)

RESTORATION: Greek Constitutional Monarchy Toppled by Military Coup (April 21st, 1967)

RESTORATION: King Simeon II of Bulgaria, The Republican Prince

Royal History Forums:

HISTORY FORUM: How Truly Democratic is The British Monarchy ? 

HISTORY FORUM:The Monarchy with David Starkey (Cambridge University)


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So sad...

by RJ on

After 30 years there are people who are talking about suitcases of dollars. How sad people don't open their eyes. You lot made a grave mistake now after 30 years own up to it. Look at the facts, compare the country today to what it could have been had we had another 30 years of progress. A country burgled by a bunch thieves. Addiction and unemployment at unbearable levels, you are still quoting the propaganda from 30 years ago. No wonder we have an idiot as our president. Please open your eyes and be just to what's happening around you.


DK jaan I watched all the clips Very nice Thanks Good collection

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred

free vs islam


by free vs islam on

It was shameful to witness destruction of my country and it was shameful to witness how we destroyed our culture and way of life and freedom and our pride been demolished with bunch of Zealous inhuman and satanic ideology which vast majority kept quit and one of them would me and since that dark day we all Iranian suffered and it is shame we have never been wise and evolved enough to digest the reality of the life and politics and it is shame to western country to call themselves friend of Iranian people who planted the monsters in our beloved country for their national interest.

The departure day of our king should be mourning day for all Iranian in country and worldwide and we should put it as a national mourning day for all Iranian.

Irani Irani

The jubilation was unbelievable for a very, very short time

by Irani Irani on

As the Islamist Rapists consolidated their hold on power, they executed an exponentially greater number of Iranians in the course of a few years than the Shah had in 38 years, imposed mandatory "Islamization" (as interpreted by the Islamist Rapists themselves, of course), including medieval punishments of stoning adulterers to death, flogging people 80 times, chopping off limbs, raping teenage girls in prison and then executing them, sparking and prolonging a devastating 8-year war with Iraq with the Islamist's insistence on "exporting the revolution" (which means exporting raping, killing, stoning, etc), pauperized Iranian society (the average Iranian's income is significantly lower now than it was in the 1970s) etc. In short, the past 31 years have been unparalleled alright--unparalleled in the degree of murder, violence, and barbarity visited upon the Iranian people by their leaders. 

BTW, Mark Pirooz (aka Phoney "Sargord" Pirouz of the First Rapist Regime Cyber Propaganda Brigade), how's the view of Tehran's jubiliation from your home in the U.S.?   


But sargord, isn't it the day that your mommy and daddy also

by fooladi on

packed their bags and left Iran for US in a hurry?

Wow man, that makes you nearly 60 years old... reading your comments I thought you were 16!

Sargord Pirouz

Remember what a joyous day

by Sargord Pirouz on

Remember what a joyous day that was for Tehran? The jubilation was unparalleled in Iranian history, with the possible exception of the return of Khomeini.

We were 20/21, right DK? 


DK jaan this is interesting, I'm gonna have to c the clips later

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred