I was asleep this sunday morning when a friend of mine phoned from the States and told me to watch C-SPAN Washington Journal interview with Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi
Click on the Washington Journal Entire Program (02/05/2006) at this link and the interviews include Daniel Pipes, Jerome Corsi and at the end Prince Pahlavi takes the calls. His highness interview begins at the 2nd hour of the programme so if you want to skip the others' interviews, then just take the clip position button further and it is on the 2nd hour of the whole video. I hope you enjoy.
Among the points he made:
The regime is on a collision course with the Western world.
The nuclear talks have been useless and given more time to the regime to develop the weapons.
The Iranian government needs confrontation, crisis and chaos in order to survive.
The Islamic regime needs atomic weapons because they can't fight the rest of the world militarily using conventional methods.
The mullahs need to have nukes in order to threaten and use them as leverage against the West. It's the only way they can achieve their dirty goals.
His highness also made it clear that he doesn't eye the power but what he seeks is to help free Iran through any logical means and that the choice of restoring monarchy will be left to the Iranian people.
He also spoke to a liberal caller who tried to bring up the argument that the U.S. not allowing other countries to have nuclear energy or weapons for that matter and imposing its will and democracy on foreign countries is what makes everyone hate the U.S. And Pahlavi's answer reminded the caller of the US Constitution and American liberty and democracy and the basic freedoms existing in the America and compared them to what the people didn't have in Iran and made the caller look like the foolish, liberal he was.
He also added that we do not have much time and "a lot needs to be done in the next few months".
I believe his administration will put a direct link to this great interview on his web site. And I hope that he is working with the Bush administration in order to help gather the good opposition forces together and form a government in exile or some thing.
Prince Pahlavi is still popular and well known inside of the country and he is one of the few Iranians whom people can trust fully and without any doubts.