Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Reza Pahlavi on Al-Reuters

Prince Reza Pahlavi of Iran interviewed by al-Reuters on series of Iran related issues:
    Reza Pahlavi, 45, the eldest son of the late Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, said Iranians are ready to actively oppose the Islamic regime [...], but need more than pro-democratic utterances from world leaders like U.S. President George W. Bush.
    "Fantastic, we love to hear that, motherhood and apple pie," Pahlavi said of Bush's statements that the United States supports a free, democratic Iran.
    "What remains to be seen again is in what concrete way the U.S. administration will take the necessary steps..."
    Pahlavi said regime change in Iran will leave the Middle East a safer place, and said that Iran's clerics have long been a prime mover behind violence in Iraq, Lebanon and Sudan.

    "For 27 years we have seen the world sending their firetrucks to try to extinguish fires all over the planet," he said. "But nobody has asked the question 'Who is the main culprit?' ... When you come to think of it, it has been Tehran all along."
Read the rest of the interview


Chester said...

"Al-Reuters" is right.
This reporter is biased. I'd like to read a transcript of the interview.

Rosemary said...

Great job. I only used the quotes, because I wasn't sure if the Iranian people would appreciate hearing anything the son of the Shah they overthrew had to say. Shows how much I (don't) know! lol.

I sure hope President Bush wakes up to this moment in time...soon!