Princess Ashraf Escapes Assassination Attempt on French Riviera (1977)


Princess Ashraf Escapes Assassination Attempt on French Riviera (1977)
by Darius Kadivar

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, twin sister of the Shah of Iran was the target of masked gunmen as she rods in her car along the French Riviera at Antibes Tuesday (From the Chicago Tribune Archives - Sept 13th, 1977)

CAPTION:(NY 13 – Sept. 13) GUNMEN’s TARGET – Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, sister of the Shah of Iran was the target of masked gunmen as she rode in her car along the French Riviera at Antibes Tuesday. Police said the princess was unharmed but her lady-in-waiting was killed and two friends wounded. (AP Wirephoto) (See APPAAA Wire Story) (ejs30605fls) 1977 EDS: a 1975 Photo.

Nothing New: IRI TV character Assassinate’s Princess Ashraf:

IRI Television character assassinates Princess Ashraf through various testimonies of former close associates of the Imperial Regime who joined the Revolution including former SAVAK chief Hossein Fardoust (whose services is said to have been used to subsequently restructure the SAVAK into the IRI Secret Services SAVAMA) , and Ahmad Ali Massoud Ansary (son of a former Minister and distant cousin of Crown Prince Reza ) who actually served as Crown Prince Reza’s secretary and treasurer in exile until 1989 before being pursued in a lawsuit by the Pahlavi Family for Fraud, theft on personal accounts and illegal transactions. He was condemned in 1997 ( See Lawsuit Conclusions in favor of Pahlavi Family) and it is believed that this prompted Ansary to take a leave for Iran to avoid an arrest warrant after which Ansari detailed his exploits in a 1992 kiss-and-tell memoir called "Me and the Pahlavis"--a book that the Islamic Republic happily permitted to circulate widely.

Ansary Tours IRI Tv on Niavaran Compound where he spent his childhood:

Recommended Books:

Faces in the Mirror: A Memoir byPrincess Ashraf Pahlavi

Time for Truth by Ashraf Pahlavi

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by AMIR1973 on

Pay no mind to the roving Islamist demagogue, "Mammad". Anyone who is not in the camp of his beloved Khomeinist goons, Mousavi, Khatami et al. is a "target" of his attacks of gibberish.

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Roozbeh_Gilani Just to let you know I did not flag your comment

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TO ADMIN: Why are my Comments to Mammad Deleted ?

by Darius Kadivar on

He can come and Litter my Blogs with LIES and I have absolutely No Right to Respond With FACTS and HUMOR ? 






by Shemirani on


خانم دیبا هرگز کتابی‌ چا پ نکرده !! شماها کجای کارید واقعا !

یادم میاد اوایل انقلاب مردم شعر ضد فسادِ تا قوطیا میدادن....بد از ۳۳ سال اما ر مصرف مواد مخدر خیلی‌ خیلی‌ کاهش کرده و فحشا که اصلا وجود ندارد !! دستتون درد نکنه با این انقلاب شکوهمند (خودتون یا پدراتون) ایران را نجات دادید از مافیا 

 ! صداقتتون مارو کشته واقعا


Mafia tried to kill the Iranian female Rasputin

by Mammad on

This is well known, and was known before the Revolution. Ashraf had involvement in narcotics, which pissed off the Mafia. Even Farah's mother mentioned this in her memoir.

Some Princess!!



That's what happens when you deal with Mafia!

by Disenchanted on


           "Ashraf" certainly was an unsavory character even among the royals! I wish we could stop turning up the bodies in graves!

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Decadance/filth of Pahlavis!!

by Kamran Ramyar on

FINALLY...Never thought I would see direct reference to what is common knowledge - Pahlavi clan corruption - amongst all Iranians.  Then folks wonder why has our beloved country fallen on such hard times for more than thirty years!  Someone ought to go ask Ashraf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 



by AMIR1973 on

Thank you. With the additional User Name of Akhtar Khanom, that would officially make Comrade/Pendar-e Neek a "triple threat"  :-)



Amir, you missed one:

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

"اختر خانوم" :)


The curse of the liar: the case of Comrade/Pendar-e Neek

by AMIR1973 on

It's not as if the Pahlavis didn't do all sorts of bad things. They did. The problem is that the Stalinist and Islamist Groupies of the IRI have accused them of so many false and/or grossly exaggerated crimes (e.g. the thousands who were supposedly killed in Jaleh Square, as opposed to the real number of 64; the burning of Cinema Rex by Islamist arsonists which was blamed on them; the manufactured "assassinations" of Ali Shariati, Takhti, Mostafa Khomeini, etc) that anything claimed by said Stalinist IRI Groupie et al. is a lie until proven otherwise. It is said that the curse of the liar is that he/she is not believed even if he/she tells the truth.


Sorry, dear DK.....I'll be outa here in a jiffy

by پندارنیک on

The assassination was linked to Ashraf's defaulted account which she had with the international Mafia. Ashraf as you know was the Godmother of the Iranian( Perrrrrrrrzhen) smuggling ring with some other mafioso fellas around her..........I'm pretty sure if you dig deep enough you'll, as well,  find something on that particular subject about our late popular singer Mahasti's husband who used to run a furniture business as the "front". Do you remember his rather mega store literally  went up in smoke....An arson was suspected.......

Now before scramming, I leave you a couple of the adverb,"allegedly", for you to insert wherever you see them fit.