And the good news keeps coming

Duck and cover practice begins in one hour:

The exiled son of the late shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, warned Monday of dire consequences for the volatile Middle East and the rest of the world if the popular uprising in Iran is crushed.

The defeat of the movement protesting the outcome of presidential elections 10 days ago would not only threaten global stability but could lead to nuclear war, Pahlavi told a news conference here.

“Their defeat will encourage extremism from the shores of the Levant to the energy jugular of the world,” said Pahlavi, who left Iran a year before the ouster of his father, shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in the 1979 Islamic revolution.

“At worst, fanatical tyrants who know that the future is against them may end their present course on their terms: a nuclear holocaust,” Pahlavi told a room packed with reporters at the National Press Club in Washington.

6 thoughts on “And the good news keeps coming”

  1. Using the Shah kid is bad PR in my opinion. Iran needs a democracy not a theocracy or “shah”dom.

  2. I am given to understand, that former President Carter told the Shah’s senior military officers that they could readily surrender to the Islamic Revolution, they did, and they were executed …

    BTW it was not long ago, a few years at most, that the Castro government, jammed a satellite TV station that reached Iran. ..

  3. Reza Pahlavi should stay away from the cameras. There are many voices around the world that can speak for the diaspora who aren’t monarchists.

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