Exiled son of shah of Iran calls on Israel to aid opposition, not bomb nuclear program sites
AP via Washington Post
09-Apr-2012 (3 comments)

JERUSALEM — The exiled son of the toppled shah of Iran called on Israel not to bomb his home country, but rather to help the opposition to the ruling system, in an interview aired Monday on Israeli television.

Prince Reza Pahlavi told Israel’s Channel 10 TV from his home in Washington that bombing Iran would play into the hands of the regime. Instead, he appealed for help saying the Jewish state should put its “technological, financial and other resources at our disposal.”

Pahlavi’s father, the late Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, had close ties to Israel before he was ousted in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The clerical hierarchy is now headed by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

“The best thing you can do for the regime is to tell that, ‘We are going to attack you,’ or in fact attack you,” he said. “You will be giving Khamenei and all his clique, when they have no answers anymore to the country’s ills, the greatest gift of all by doing that. That is just crazy. That just doesn’t make sense.”

Israel, along with much of the West, believes that Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon. The Israelis fear a nuclear Iran would threaten its existence.

Israel has left open the option of attacking Iran if diplomacy and sanctions fail. A new round of talks between the West and Iran are set to begin this week in Turkey. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

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My Kudos to him for getting it correct – again …

by Bavafa on

In the times where politicians sell their mothers for a dime and AIPAC is ready to buy anyone's soul if it helps them in their drive towards war, I was very happy and delighted to see RP refused to sell out and spoke of reality.

Kudos to him for standing on the side of Iranian people

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Hopefully, Israel has more

by Simorgh5555 on

Hopefully, Israel has more commonsense than to listen to 'Mr' Reza Pahlavi (former Crown Prince) and his tired old civil disobedience nonsense. Israel needs to arm the opposition movement, if that is what Reza Pahlavi means by support.
Nothing but military action and sustained policy of target assassination will bring the IR to its knees regardless of what 'Mr' Pahlavi says.

Arash Kamangir

war as well as helping opposition

by Arash Kamangir on

Israel can help the opposition to get his act together as well as bombing IR