Iranian Crown Prince: Ahmadinejad's regime is "delicate and fragile" / Felice Friedson
13-Aug-2010 (5 comments)

Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi is of the best-known Iranian personalities, standing in sharp distinction to the Islamic Republic’s bellicose president and ayatollah. Crown Prince Reza is son of the late Shah of Iran and has lived in the United States since the revolution in 1979. He's known as an advocate of the principles of freedom, democracy and human rights.

The Media Line’s Felice Friedson first met the Crown Prince when they shared the podium for a session on the Middle East at the Blouin Global Creative Leadership Summit.
TML: The Iranian government says it has as much right as any other regime to have nuclear power -- even nuclear weapons. How should the international community be responding to that statement?

PAHLAVI: The matter is quite complex, but let's go back to the period before the revolution. At the time, Iran was a country that had already embarked on the pursuit of nuclear energy. Having signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, we had gained the ownership of ten percent of shares in a company called Eurodif, which was going to supply Iran with the rod to fuel our two initial nuclear reactors that had started construction -- my point being that at the time, nobody questioned the sovereign right of the Iranian nation to have access to nuclear technology. What has changed is that since the revolution, we have had for 30 years and counting, a regime that has been at the top of th... >>>

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nice post DK

by mahmoudg on

but not sure even his majesty can save this country.  We need to surgically remove these cock roaches, just as a cancer is surgically removed so must the islamist be surgically (precision bombing campaigns) removed from our country.  These guys will not be moved by any other means.  We have seen their determination to kill as many needed to stay in power.  They know that if they are toppled with it goes Islam, so they will cling to power to the last man, woman and child alive.  So best conduct precision military attacks, kill about 200K of them, who would otherwise be wearing bombs around their waists and attack civilians of the civilized world, and be rid of this regime once and for all.


Ahmadi who? He is only one of the nutcases

by comrade on

I disagree with attaching too much importance to A.N. when discussing Iran's struggle for freedom with the media. His Hojjati school of thought existed before, and will still exist in future.

RP, and any other interviewee should shift the global focus from the nuke issue to our national plight. Remember, the west has no objection to a nuke-less, or A.N-less IRI, as it has dealt with similar nuisances in the past.

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."


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by Sargord Pirouz on

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by free vs islam on

Thank you for posting this interview and yes he is quite amazing man and he is working very hard to get his message out and it is a question for me why major TV or news papers in US won't interview him and I was wondering what is the they don't want him to say?and yet most of BBCpersian or CNN they will interview with people who are part or were part of IRI.

I hope all Iranain will follow his work and atleast as a joint force toward freedom of Iran.

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Interesting Comments by RP2 on Sanctions & Israeli Attack Threat

by Darius Kadivar on

Worth reading for the Unambiguous and Crystal Clear positioning of the Crown Prince as to the utility or not of the sanctions alone and the risks of an Israeli or american attack on Iran ...