Tuesday, January 04, 2011
HIM Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi 1966-2011
It is with great regret that I just read HIM Crown-Prince Reza Pahlavi's statement on HIH Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi's passing at the age of 45.
The Pahlavi family, as millions of Iranians worldwide and inside Iran, have endured tremendous hardship since the Islamic Republic usurping power in an armed insurgence in 1979 - from having to bare witness to the destruction of the efforts by some of the finest statesmen, civil servants, artists, military officials in Iranian history who helped build a proud, prosperous, and progressive nation, to an 8-year long war which led to hundreds of thousands of Iranian soldiers/civilians being needlessly killed. The reign of terror that has prevailed in Iran since the creation of this destructive anti-Iranian regime, the daily repression and savage murdering of innocent Iranian lives at the hands of Islamic terrorists, alongside the death of HIM the late Shah of Iran had a tremendous affect on the Pahlavi family and led to HIH Princess Leila Pahlavi ending her life in 2001 at the young age of 31.
I would like to convey my deepest condolences to the Iranian nation and the Pahlavi family - especially HIM the Empress and the Crown Prince.
May his soul be at peace.
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