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 ) 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:
Faces in the Mirror: A Memoir byPrincess Ashraf Pahlavi
Time for Truth by Ashraf Pahlavi
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