Iranians unite in grief at service for shah's son
AFP / Karin Zeitvoge

BETHESDA, Maryland — Opponents of the late shah of Iran stood side-by-side with former regime officials at a memorial service in Maryland for his son Alireza Pahlavi, who killed himself earlier this month.

United in grief, the men and women openly wept on Sunday as they watched a photo montage of Pahlavi as a baby, a young boy in Iran, at his graduation from Princeton University and playing with one of his nieces.

"This is not just a tragedy for the family, it's a tragedy for the Iranian people," Alireza Nourizadeh, who was editor of Iran's Etelaat Newspaper when the shah was deposed in the 1979 Islamic Revolution, told AFP

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