Reza Pahlavi: "The 'Luster' of the Islamic revolution gone "

Reza Pahlavi, the eldest son of the late Emperor of Iran Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, said in his prepared remarks for the Global Creative Leadership Summit in New York that the appeal of the 1979 revolution was in decline. "After 30 years of economic decline, social upheaval, human rights violations, and international demonization, one can safely assert that the luster of the Islamic Revolution in Iran has vanished," he said. He blasted the current regime for its behavior following disputed elections in June, saying the leadership in Tehran has lost most of its domestic and international influence.

"It is my hope that this opportunity should not be wasted," he concluded.

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