Reza Pahlavi Submits Demand for Ali Khamenei’s Indictment to UN Security Council


Reza Pahlavi Submits Demand for Ali Khamenei’s Indictment to UN Security Council
by Darius Kadivar

Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi of Iran submitted a report to the United Nations Security Council accusing the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, of ordering crimes against humanity. 

Interview with Crown Prince Reza :

For Immediate Release 24 January 2012  

For Further Information Contact: 

The Secretariat of Reza Pahlavi rpsec@rezapahlavi.or+1 301 765 7008   


Submits Report to United Nations Security Council Urging Swift Referral to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor  

Washington, DC – January 24, 2012 – Reza Pahlavi of Iran today submitted a report to the United Nations Security Council accusing the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, of ordering crimes against humanity.  

The filing, “Report on Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Iran on the Orders of Mr. Ali Khamenei – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran”, focuses on the crimes against humanity committed to suppress popular dissent after President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad’s fraudulent re-election in June 2009.

The report contains sufficient evidence for the United Nations Security Council to take up this matter immediately and promptly refer it to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.  Reza Pahlavi commented: “For the past thirty-three years, the so–called Supreme Leaders of the Islamic Republic implemented a policy of oppression against ethnic communities and religious minorities.

And the historical record testifies to these facts. Today, I call on the Heads of State and Governments of member countries of the Security Council to refer these crimes to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in accordance with Article 13 (b) of the Rome Statute, for a full investigation of the crimes committed by leaders of the Islamic Republic against Iranian civilians.” 

 “The people of Iran have suffered far too long. Today they need help and support from the international community,” Reza Pahlavi continued.

“I, therefore, urge all who cherish justice around the world to take action now and demand their respective governments - particularly those members of the United Nations Security Council - to take affirmative and immediate action on this complaint.” 

 Reza Pahlavi intends to file further supporting documentation regarding the abuses of Iranian citizens and will summarize these crimes in future reports. 

Original Link Here

Download :Download a copy of Reza Pahlavi’s letter submitted to members of the United Nations Security Council: Here 

Download a copy of the full report submitted to the United Nations: Here 


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Did you say "former" crown prince Ms Zolfaghari?

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  Sounds like a tacit recognition of the Islamic republic's legitimacy.  Well, I suppose you are a republican after all.

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I want IR gone as much as the most anti-IR person does. But I don't want to shoot myself in the foot in the process. You can talk about Israel being a democracy in America. It sells well around here; not in Iran.

If Reza Pahlavi is brought to power with Israeli power he will never live it down. Do you want a repeat of 1953? Yes IR may be overthrown but the resentment will remain. Imagine songs about "Submission to Israel" by modern versions of Farhad. A new revived Islamic opposition. It will haunt Iran for another 30 years and keep us back. No thank you. Some help is better avoided not matter how "good intentioned". Besides it is not necessary and very dangerous.

I don't know how old you are and where you got raised. But you are not dealing with Americans. Not even dealing with Iranian Americans. You are rather dealing with Iranians. Many of whom have had anti-Israeli propaganda shoved in their minds for years. Now Iranians happen to be infatuated with America but not Israel. Therefore help from America may be accepted. But from Israel: don't you think about it! The only result will be a backlash and a very major one I guarantee.

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veiled prophet of Khorasan

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Just as Khomeini used PLO and other terrorist organisations to help him with his revolution, now the opposition should use any means ( Israel included) to fight back. By the way unlike IR we should not have any problem with Israel. After all Israel is the only democracy in Middle East.

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Reza Pahlavi must use any means ( massive help from U.S and Israel) to prepare himself for a battle with IR otherwise he will not have any chance. 

Do you realize what an Israeli American attack will do? It will destroy any credibility Reza Pahlavi has in Iran. Israel my foot! What just to prove all Khamenei said is right? Are we crazy to deliberately discredit Reza Pahlavi.

The one thing that is true is mistrust of Israel among Iranians. You may not be happy about it but it is true. So get used to it and accept it. Anything that happens must be first started in Iran. Then only supported by outside.

In addition there should be no overt Israeli involvement. Better to have no Israeli at all. Plus there is no need for it since anything requires internal support. Please think about results of what you are asking before doing it.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Re: battle with IR will be ...

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No it will not if done right. I posted this a minute ago on another blog:


But I will re post it here.

The most effective way is to get Iranians to rise. America reviewed potential alternatives and to her credit Hillary did not go for MEK. Now it seems as if she is reviewing Reza Pahlavi. I hope she does support him. Meanwhile they want to get Iranian people and military angry at their rulers. In order to get there America is tightening the screws one notch at a time. It will take a couple of years. But if Obama gets a second them I feel Islamic Republic is done. President Obama is a very thoughtful and calculating man. He benefits from Hillary who seems to get what is going on. Putting aside the campaign rhetoric she is pretty smart. Just pray that Obama wins; and specially that Newt does not. 


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THe battle with IR will be a tough one!

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Reza Pahlavi is without doubt the most favourable leader in opposition and is loved by millions in and outside Iran. However he knows that without a strong, well organised team ( political party) he will never be able to toppel IR. IR is a tough regime and will not give up without a fight. The events in future in Iran will be very similar to Libya or Syria and not much like Egypt and Tunesia.

Reza Pahlavi must use any means ( massive help from U.S and Israel) to prepare himself for a battle with IR otherwise he will not have any chance. 


Brave move...but..

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You need to consistently and perisitently lobby all member governmets to counter IRI's bribing them with its corrupt finacial power.

Well done my brave king. You remind me of Bahraam who had to win his crown from the den of two wild beasts (lions). In your case there are 3: Rahbar-e Malóon, Russia and China.
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Good move RP

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This should flag the Mullahs that they are being watched and hold accountable. 



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I have my doubts whether this will work, but i have all the respect in the world for this man. 


Banafsheh Zolfaghari

A republican's view

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As a skeptic but long-time observer of the former crown prince, I must admit this is quite an intriguing move.

Bold, for sure!  Out of the box, for sure!  More than we have seen for a loooooong time
from any, I mean any, member of our opinion maker, "elites!"     

True, it may be a long-shot or an exercise in futility, but it is a novel way of staging our
national cause for the international community to respond to. 

Sure the mollah’s allies on the UN Security Council
will dissalow, through veto or parliamentary maneuvers, their protégé and chief client, Ali Khamenie, to be embarrassed. 
But let them!  I would imagine
there is victory in telling the Islamic Shi’a world that it took two
godless people (Atheist China and Atheist Putin) to save their Super-Duper Leader's Tail (as in roobah). 

For his move, this “republican” says Mr. Reza Pahlavi deserves

Now, come on, be fair and think about it, wont you?


I wish him every success in

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I wish him every success in this endeavor. We just have to wait and see what happens.

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.


The cornered rat syndrome

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Doctrine of command responsibility, where commanders,  all the way up the chain of command to the leader (Rahbar), can be held liable for war crimes their inferiors commit if the commander knew or should have known they might be committed and did nothing to stop or prevent them

Would the success of RP’s request not make a dangerous rat even more dangerous.

Up until now a lot of the IRI criminals from Rahbar downwards, have been hoping that if one day the proverbial S**t   hits the fan, they can catch a chopper to a deserted airfield and fly out of Iran.

If on the other hand they become internationally wanted criminals they would no longer have that option and may then have to stay and fight to the bitter end.

Most these dictators seem to have a group of people prepared to stay with them to the end.  As a so called Shia Islamic leader Khamenei can end up having a lot more followers resulting in a bloody civil war. 

This could drag the situation on,  causing a lot more deaths and destruction, when otherwise the potential of a quick getaway and a sanctuary may just get the rat out of its hole. 

We can then use international law to go after them just as they think they’d gotten away with it.