Monday, April 30, 2007

Prolonging the life-cycle of the Islamic Republic...

President AN, as most us should now by now, was just a temporary tool to prolong the life of the Islamic Republic. Now Mullah Khatami and Mullah Rafsanjani call themselves "the opposition" who want to "transform Iran into a normal country" - the same normalcy which has ruled for 28 years under their respective terms in office (see end of entry).

Lets see if the Iranian Nation has learned anything from the experiences of the past 28 years or whether they still are that unworthy nation of their fathers and mothers who brought or let the Islamists take to power. Will they assist the Islamic Republic in prolonging its rule of terror, destruction of Iranian culture or will they have gained enough enlightenment and courage to stand up against the plans of the anti-Iranian Islamic Republic.

Here are the highlights of THIS ARTICLE (read propaganda piece) from our beloved Brits who are doing their duty to keep their puppet regime in place :

1.) There is a grand coalition of anti-government forces in Iran.

2.) This "grand coalition of anti-government forces" consists of "pragmatic" and "progressive" and "moderate" leaders like Mullah Mohammad Khatami, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Grand Ayatollah Yusef Sa'anei!

3.) A leading "opposition figure", Mohammad Atrianfar, who has close ties with Ayatollah Rafsanjani says that the Ayatollah is most likely to become the next leader of the Islamic Republic.

God give some intelligence and courage to the Iranian Nation not to fall for this one...

Lets see for how much longer these Mullah's will laugh at the naiveness of the Iranian Nation who they've fooled for 28 years:
IRI's different reinventions:

IRI 1.0 (1979-1989) - Mullah Khomeini's Islamic Republic
IRI 2.0 (1989-1997) - Mullah Rafsanjani's Islamic Republic
IRI 3.0 (1997-2005) - Mullah Khatami's Islamic Republic
IRI 4.0 (2005-xxxx) - PASDAR ("Revolutionary Guard") AhmadiNejad's Islamic Republic

All four versions marked by:

War, Death, Destruction, Misery, Executions, Segregation, Discrimination, Oppression, Repression, Tyranny, Dictatorship, Poverty, Drugs, Prostitution, AIDS, Lies, Deceit, Charades...........

Have Iranians understood what the Islamic Republic is all about yet? The Islamic Republic is a terrorist, anti-Iranian, Islamist regime which must be fully uprooted!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Akhe Ta Key?!

AhmadiNejad before being selected President of the terrorist Islamic Republic in a television interview clearly states: "has our nation's problems really come down to what women wear? has it really...aren't there more important issues?...".

Now if you follow Iranian affaires you should be acquainted with what kind of charlatans and liers these animals are.

My good compatriot Mani Turkzadeh asks his audience "until when will you IRANIAN let them treat your sisters like this; until when...". Let me add to that and ask the international community until when will you keep quiet about the atrocities in Iran; until when...

Saturday, April 28, 2007

An Interview With Dr. Amir Aslan Afshar

Accompanying this well-written transcript by Mr Kadivar is what I believe is the original interview recording in persian which my Iranian readers can review. I include the links to the interview which is divided into 6 parts here:


When I was reviewing the text I noticed that one certain part could have been translated better.
The part had to do with His Imperial Majesty Shahanshah Aryamehr's last words to Prime Minister Bakhtiar which were spoken on the stairs leading up to the Official Imperial Aircraft ("Shahin"):

"I'm pleased to hear that your nomination was approved and that you have received a vote of confidence by the parliament - I now leave the country in your hands. God bless you."

With that PM Bakhtiar kisses the late Shah's hand and the Shah enters the aircraft.

Please pass this article on to your friends and family as it contains historical facts which, especially us in the "new generation" or "burnt generation", need to be aware of.


An Interview With Dr. Amir Aslan Afshar
December 01, 2003, Iran va Jahan - Cyrus Kadivar

15th January 1979. One day before his departure from Tehran, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi stood in front of a statue of Reza Shah I in one of the rooms at the Niavaran Palace and expressed his regrets for deciding to leave Iran and said farewell to his father. Dr Amir Aslan Afshar, Chief of Protocol at the Imperial Court, stands to the right of the Emperor.

An Interview With Dr. Amir Aslan Afshar
By Dr Mostafa Alamouti

Translated from the Persian edition of Dr Mostafa Alamouti’s series “Iran During the Pahlavi Era” Vol.15 (1994) by Cyrus Kadivar, 28 November 2003, London, UK.

Introduction: Dr Amir Aslan Afshar is among the few knowledgeable Iranian diplomats with a distinguished career as a former ambassador to the United States, Germany, Austria and Mexico. His last role was Protocol Chief at the Imperial Court of Iran. Dr Aslan Afshar served the second Pahlavi during his final months in power and accompanied the emperor on his flight from Iran and remained by his side until the very end. He currently lives between Nice and Vienna.

Dr Mostafa Alamouti(MA): You were close to the Shah during those turbulent days. Why did the Shah’s morale weaken so much that in late 1978 he was unable to take any decisions? I still recall the day when the Shah granted an audience to a high level parliamentary delegation. It was clear to me that he no longer had the will to run the nation’s affairs.

Dr Amir Aslan Afshar(AAA): Soon after the liberalisation policy was declared His Majesty wished to see his people participate in their national affairs within a constitutional framework. Unfortunately, his internal and external opponents took advantage of the situation and totally paralysed the country. His Majesty soon realised that the scope of the agitation was very great and those who came to see him offered their own set of solutions. None of them were able to calm matters. As things grew worse day by day His Majesty’s morale grew weaker and his opponents exploited the situation and did their utmost to strike against the imperial regime.

MA: Don’t you think that the Shah’s flagging morale had something to do with his cancer? Was His Majesty aware of his illness? Were you who met the Shah regularly aware of his cancer? Or did they, as Dr Safavian has said, kept the cancer a secret from the Shah?

AAA: I was unaware of His Majesty’s cancer until the day we left the country together. His Majesty never said anything about his illness. I suspect that at first he was not aware of it. After the Revolution when I met Professor Karl Fellinger, the Shah’s medical consultant, in Austria, he told me that he was aware of the Shah’s illness and that he had discussed it with Dr Ayadi and that he too had been of the view that the Shah’s cancer be kept a secret. Once when I was working at the Imperial Court His Majesty informed me that two French doctors would be coming to Tehran the next day and asked that they be welcomed by a protocol officer and that upon their departure they should each be given a special gift. When this repeated itself a few times I asked my colleague Rostam Bakhtiar, “Who are these doctors that His Majesty keeps talking about?” He said that the issue was very secret because the Queen Mother has cancer and that they were coming to treat her. (Of course it was a rumour.)

MA: What was the reason behind the change in the Shah’s decision to appoint General Azhari instead of General Oveissi as prime minister? Who were the people who influenced him?

AAA: The American and British ambassadors frequently visited His Majesty for consultations. Since His Majesty considered the disturbances in the country as being political in nature he was naturally seeking a political solution which is why he paid so much attention to their views. In those troubled days, especially during the last days of the Sharif Emami government when I saw how desperate the situation had become, a few of my friends including General Badrei, General Hashemi Nejad, General Khosrowdad, General Moinzadeh, Kambiz Atabai and Jahanbini came to my office. It was early evening. They pleaded with me to tell His Majesty to do something before the country was lost. In front of these gentlemen I threw myself at the Shah’s feet besides his car and said, “Your Majesty, think of something, because this situation can not last like this, the banks and shops are being set on fire, security is non-existent and the people are miserable.” Khosrowdad had tears in his eyes. He said that the demonstrators were insulting his troops in the capital. His Majesty was very moved by what he had heard and told me: “Go and phone Oveissi and tell him to stay at his office because I want to talk to him.” All those present, especially the military, were overjoyed as they assumed that Oveissi would be asked to name his cabinet and restore order. I went and informed Oveissi. Moments later, His Majesty asked me to summon the American and British ambassadors to the Palace. I phoned the U.S. ambassador [William H. Sullivan] and he said that the town was noisy and since the embassy was in the northern part of the town he would still be able to come but since the British embassy had been set on fire, the British ambassador had sought refuge in the French embassy and asked that I should call him there. I rang and he [Sir Anthony Parsons] said that I have no security and I am afraid of coming over. I promised to send him an armoured car belonging to the army and did so. The American and British ambassadors were granted an audience and began their talks. They also met with Her Majesty, the Shahbanou, and exchanged views. Later His Majesty told me that he had decided to ask Azhari to form a cabinet. “And what about Oveissi?” I asked. His Majesty replied: “Call him and say that I don’t need him anymore.” As it transpired, the American and British ambassadors were of the opinion that Oveissi would use violence which would make matters worse and even Her Majesty, Shahbanou Farah, believed that the demonstrators should not be maltreated. As a result His Majesty changed his mind about making Oveissi prime minister and immediately summoned Azhari and asked him to form a cabinet. Later in Morocco when I asked His Majesty why he had changed his mind, he replied that the American and British ambassadors were convinced that Oveissi would advocate tougher measures and that this would only further complicate the situation. It was therefore more sensible to appoint a milder person to quiet down the masses. In my humble opinion all these things were part of a plan and I believe the United States and Britain did not want to calm the situation.

MA: After the revolution certain individuals claimed or wrote that during the final days of the late Shah’s rule they visited him regularly to offer him their blunt advice. How true is this?

AAA: I have read most of these claims. In my opinion the majority of these stories are not true. These are empty talks in exile. During the final days of His Majesty’s stay in Iran the number of people requesting an audience were very few. One day His Majesty said: “Why are there so few visitors today? What am I to do all day?” For this reason I decided to contact various personalities and invited them to come and meet with His Majesty and many of them I invited by telephoning them. Some of them visited him one or two times but all of them were polite and respectful during their conversations usually offering friendly advice on how to deal with the crisis. I advised His Majesty that in order for the people to be aware of what was happening to their country it would be better if we invited the heads of various guilds, the merchants, and other classes, to Saadabad Palace to talk with His Majesty. He agreed and this was done one or two times. When the people of southern Tehran came and met with His Majesty they expressed their support in an emotional manner. This lifted His Majesty’s spirits. Unfortunately, as the crisis worsened these meetings were abandoned. Those people who have written that they met the Shah many times and spoke to him for long hours are simply exaggerating.

MA: Some people believe that a foreign conspiracy led to the collapse of the imperial regime in Iran. What is your view on the role played by foreigners in creating the 1979 crisis?

AAA: The truth of the matter is that when His Majesty was fighting to raise the price of oil and leading other OPEC members to do the same the oil companies became very angry with His Majesty and decided to avenge themselves by using their influence in the media. Even the Israelis who enjoyed excellent relations with Iran became worried when they saw how much Arab-Iranian relations had advanced. They were alarmed when relations between Iran and Iraq improved in the aftermath of the Algiers Agreement [1975] and Iran sent troops to Oman to quell the Dhofar rebellion. The Israelis felt that the close relations between Iran and the Arabs was too dangerous. For this reason they decided to change their stance and by using their influence in the world media they began a vicious publicity campaign against Iran and the monarch. The Americans and the British had their own reasons to be unhappy with the Shah and the situation in Iran and supported the agitation. His Majesty told me in Morocco that these [powers] did not want me no matter what I did. One day I suggested to His Majesty that now that the Americans and the Europeans are agitating against Iran it is better that we get closer to the Russians so that they understand that Iran would review its foreign policy, or that His Majesty should visit Brezhnev or that we invite Brezhnev to Iran. His Majesty accepted my proposal and summoned the Russian ambassador. The next day the Russian ambassador was given an audience during which His Majesty reminded him of the friendly relations between Iran and Russia and there was talk of inviting Brezhnev to Iran and His Majesty’s visit to Moscow and the ambassador happily agreed to inform Moscow of the royal decision. The following day the Russian ambassador invited me to dinner and said that he planned to host a reception in honour of the Shahbanou’s mother. It was a private dinner with about 16 guests. After our meal the Russian ambassador made a very lengthy speech about the expanding and friendly relations between Iran and the Soviet Union and hailed the stability and advances made under the leadership of His Majesty. After hearing this speech I was sure that a state visit would soon take place. The Russian ambassador went to Moscow and we never heard from him again and the daily problems did not allow a follow up. When I asked His Majesty in Morocco about the whereabouts of the Russian ambassador and whether he ever gave an answer to our proposal for a state visit, His Majesty replied that the ambassador had left and did not return until after Khomeini seized power and this proved that even the Russians wanted to see a change of regime. What other way could the Russians rid themselves of 40,000 Americans in Iran? How else could they dismantle the listening posts along the Caspian Sea? Then His Majesty added: “Therefore, the best way to achieve their goals was to destroy me.” His Majesty also told me that [before leaving] the British ambassador had told him that if Khomeini entered the United Kingdom he would not require a visa but when he had wanted to go to England they had refused. This proves that the foreign powers were implicated in a plot against Iran.

MA: What is your opinion about the BBC broadcasts during that time?

AAA: During his final days in Iran, His Majesty ordered me to summon the British ambassador to my office and tell him that the BBC was causing a sensation. I was to say that although the Imperial Guard possessed the equipment to jam the BBC broadcasts we preferred not to do so and instead request that such programs be halted. The British ambassador came to my office of protocol and I told him the matter. Of course, as always he said that the BBC was not state-controlled but free and that the British government could not interfere in its work. He promised to contact London and report back the outcome. A few days later the ambassador returned to my office and explained that a few nights ago British television had aired a programme ( BBC interview with members of the IRA) and added that these terrorists had agreed to be interviewed on the condition that they wear masks over their faces. During the interview they attacked the British government and stated that they would fight to the bitter end using their weapons and any method to advance their patriotic goals despite being accused of terrorism. The British ambassador said that when British television showed such programmes which went against British interests and ignored the wishes of the government how could we expect that they prevent its radio broadcasts? The BBC he said was free and did not receive orders from any public or private organisation. Later we discovered that after the ambassador’s report was sent to London with our request to halt the BBC’s provocative broadcasts they had staged a fake interview using their own staff who had Irish accents to appear on television so that their ambassador could give a reasonable answer and justify the free nature of the BBC and its independence from the government. Of course, I do not understand why despite what is taking place in Iran these days the BBC has gone quiet. And why did this programme take place two or three days after our request when the conflict between the English and the Irish had been going on for years?

MA: When in January 1979 His Majesty was leaving Tehran did he still hope to return to Iran? Or did he think that the monarchy in Iran was about to collapse?

AAA: His Majesty always complained that Sullivan, the US ambassador in Iran, is incapable of reporting the true situation in Iran to the State Department and the White House and that Iranian officials are equally unable to shed light on matters, so I have to go to the US myself and tell Carter and other American officials that what is taking place will create a lot of problems for Iran and the region, maybe in this way they will come to their senses and find a sensible political solution and in any case prevent them from taking action against Iran. For this reason His Majesty would say that he would be travelling at most for two or three months and that his destination is the United States and part of his luggage was flown by plane to America. During the last days of his stay in Iran, Carter suggested that it would be better if His Majesty would stop in Egypt on his way and participate in discussions between ex-President Ford and Anwar Sadat so that they may benefit from his views on the Egypt-Israel (Camp David) peace plans. The reason was that His Majesty was always telling Sadat that Egypt’s national interest lay in making peace with Israel because you are the one facing danger while the other Arab countries simply watch. One year before His Majesty’s trip, Sadat made a few secret visits to Iran and met privately with His Majesty at Saadabad Palace. His Majesty told him: “You should make peace with Israel and I will help.” Because His Majesty had an important role in the advancement of these talks the Americans wanted that he pay a visit to Egypt on his way to the United States. Three days after staying in Aswan the Americans informed His Majesty that his visit to the United States would be inadvisable. That’s when Ardeshir Zahedi arranged His Majesty’s trip to Morocco where we went and witnessed the collapse of everything. Maybe when Carter had asked His Majesty to come to the United States (we had sent the luggage to America) he had used the talks in Aswan to delay the trip. An interesting point was when we wanted to go from Iran to Egypt all our communication had been cut because of the continuous strikes and we were unable to get in touch with Egypt and the US ambassador kept asking every day for His Majesty’s departure date. Since I had no interest in leaving, I kept saying that we were still unable to establish contact and that once we did I would let him know. At midnight the ambassador telephoned me and said: “We have radioed our embassy in Egypt. Hosni Mubarak said that the day after tomorrow at 2p.m. Anwar Sadat is expecting His Majesty’s arrival to Aswan.”

MA: His Majesty’s trip to Egypt and Morocco took place with the royal aircraft piloted by Colonel Moezzi who is now the head of the military wing of the Mujaheddin-eh Khalq. How could such a person have gained His Majesty’s trust?

AAA: While I was still in Iran, the pilot Moezzi was among His Majesty’s most trusted officers and was always beside him during all his trips and at the end of each flight he would receive a reward. The day we wanted to leave Iran, His Majesty was in the Imperial Pavilion waiting for the parliament members to give their vote of confidence to the Bakhtiar government. I must add something here that three days before this date [16th January 1979] a group of parliamentarians came to the protocol office to ask me to inform His Majesty that should he leave Iran they would not vote for Bakhtiar. I passed on their message and His Majesty said: “We shall be going abroad for only three months to hold political talks and receive medical treatment and then we shall return.” In any case while His Majesty waited at the Imperial Pavilion all the telephone lines went down and we were unable to contact the Majlis (Parliament) to find out the outcome of the vote. Finally, using the equipment of the Imperial Guard we made contact and sent a helicopter to the Majlis’s parking to pick up the prime minister and the chief of parliament after the vote of confidence to the Imperial Pavilion so that His Majesty could make his farewells. After saying goodbye at the airport, Bakhtiar came into the plane and His Majesty said: “You have all the powers, I leave Iran to you, and God Protect you.” His Majesty piloted the aircraft while he was over Iran but later handed the controls to Moezzi who flew the rest of the journey. When His Majesty was ready to take lunch we discovered that there was no dining service in the plane and that at the airport no food had been loaded unto the aircraft. I asked the hostess: “Did you not contact that officer at the airport responsible for the Shah’s trips?” The reply was: “Yes, I did contact him (I have forgotten his name) and he said to give him sandwiches.” Finally, Kabiri, the Shah’s private cook, put a pot of lentil rice he had carefully prepared for the security guards on the table and there was no sign of any service. This proved how much the opposition had infiltrated the regime that they had even prevented the plane from being properly stocked. Another point worth mentioning is that I have read in certain publications that the pilot Moezzi had said that he had not wanted to pilot for the Shah and that during the flight he had considered crashing the aircraft killing the emperor and himself. Moezzi’s statement is a complete lie. He always had the Shah’s trust and he left Morocco on orders from His Majesty and he returned the plane to Iran. All those who were with him during their farewell at the palace in Morocco fell to the ground and kissed the emperor’s feet and said: “Majesty, we will avenge you.” But now that his political loyalties have changed he says these things which are not true. Once I wrote an article protesting that the pilot Moezzi was forbidden to make such statements and reminded him that this was not in line with the behaviour of an officer of the Imperial Iranian Air Force. Of course, he never replied. Before His Majesty left Tehran I showed him a statement and suggested that His Majesty refer to the great things that were done in our country so that people could be more aware. His Majesty said: “These things are for someone who plans to leave the country forever and wants to say farewell to his nation while we will soon be coming back. In the past, did we always make a statement to our nation each time we went on vacation?” I must add that a few days before His Majesty’s departure abroad, the former British Foreign Minister (George Brown) accompanied by Sir David Alliance (an Iranian textile businessman living in England) came to Tehran and met with His Majesty. The next day he called me and said he wanted to meet me. I asked His Majesty’s permission and he said go and see what he wants. I went to see him at the Hilton hotel. George Brown said: “I have suggested to His Majesty that now that you are leaving the country for two or three months it would be a good thing that Aslan Afshar whom you trust should be your only contact with Bakhtiar so that he can carry your messages to Tehran and bring back the replies. I have mentioned this to His Majesty and he has agreed. I just wanted to let you know this.”

MA: In the diaries of Alam I read that His Majesty had called certain people names or used bad words about them which I personally never witnessed nor heard from his close relations. You who were close to HIM did you ever hear him use such [alleged] foul language about people or his intimate circle?

AAA: I always found His Majesty well-mannered and kind. I never heard him shout or use a bad word against anybody, not even his enemies. Only once he told me to tell so-and-so minister that if the rumours I hear about you are true I will pull your father out of the grave. When I hesitated to make sure that was what he wanted me to say, His Majesty said: “Tell him these exact words.” I phoned the minister and relayed the message and he laughed and said that His Majesty could be assured that these stories were untrue and simply gossip and that the matter was being taken care of. Of course, after some time the minister was dismissed. After that I never ever heard such words from His Majesty, not even during the most difficult times. I do not know where Alam had picked up such harsh words. His Majesty was an extremely polite person. His Majesty often travelled to Switzerland for his winter holidays and once while I was posted in Austria he came to a skiing village. On the day of his departure as he left the hotel his car was followed by police cars and those of his entourage. We were a few kilometres away from the village when His Majesty’s car halted. His entourage stepped out and I saw that he was scolding Dr Ayadi: “We forgot to say goodbye to the hotel porter.” Ayadi replied: “But we gave him a good tip.” His Majesty said: “You talk about money all the time. Is money really the solution to everything? This porter was always shaking the snow off my clothes, removing my boots, polishing my skiing gear. Such an individual at least expects a simple thank you. Let us return to the hotel.” We made our way back to the hotel with some difficulty through the narrow mountain passes. The hotel manager who could see the Shah’s car in the distance became worried that something bad had happened. The Shah got out of the car and walked over to the hotel porter and shook hands with him and said: “I am sorry it was too busy and I was not able to say goodbye. Thank you for all the kindness and hard work.” The Shah was very shy, considerate and kind. Each time he was upset with someone he never told them directly but relayed his feelings through some other person. One day during an official ceremony the Shah became upset at one of the protocol officers who happened to be his adjudant and told me: “Pull this fellow’s ears.” When I left His Majesty’s office he added: “Make sure you don’t pull too hard. I don’t want his ears to fall off!”

MA: What was the situation like outside the country during the period which you spent with His Majesty?

AAA: His Majesty was of course very upset by what had happened to Iran. He used to say: “All the achievements of my father and me and the Iranian nation during the past 57 years has gone up in smoke. Iran is experiencing the Great Terror and this will last for a long time. People will later understand what has happened to them but by then it will be too late.” I must admit that His majesty truly loved Iran. Of course, even a lover makes mistakes. One day in Morocco while walking with King Hassan he turned to the Shah and said: “Reza, one of your greatest mistakes was that you loved Iran more than the Iranian people and you wanted Iran to advance too quickly.” His Majesty replied: “I loved both Iran and the Iranian people. Was not everything I did for the farmers, workers, scholarships for students studying abroad, free meals for students in Iran, and other things, for the glory and prosperity of the Iranian nation?” In Morocco I told His Majesty that in our country many things took place which Your Majesty was not informed about. For instance, during the 2,500 years celebrations when I was the Iranian ambassador in the United States I suggested that with the cooperation of the American authorities we try to catalogue all Iranian objects gathered in the US museums. It was a complete project. I prepared a report on the subject among other things and His Majesty liked the idea so much that he asked [Court Minister] Alam to execute it. A meeting was held with Dr Eghbal. The Court Minister said: “I want to thank you in the presence of Dr Eghbal who has allocated One Million Dollars to be sent to you.” I also thanked them and returned to Washington. When I got to America all I received was $100,000 and there was no sign of the remaining $900,000 and the Court Ministry never gave me an explanation. When I told His Majesty this story he said: “Why did you not inform me? It was your fault.” I replied: “On numerous occasions Your Majesty expressed satisfaction regarding my work as ambassador in Austria, USA, Germany and Mexico. Nevertheless, I was certain that if I had complained I would have received a telegram a few months later thanking me for my services and informing me of another posting and ordering me to hand over my office to a member of the embassy staff.” His Majesty laughed and said: “Maybe you are right.” One day, while I was serving as the Iranian ambassador to Washington, I received the CFO of the company that built Phantom jets at the Imperial Iranian Embassy. I asked him why there had been such a long delay in the delivery of the Phantoms? The fellow said that they were trying their best but that they were busy with the Vietnam War and would try to deliver the jets in the near future. He said: “The real reason for my visit is that Mr Mahvi has approached us and has asked to be given the agency for the Phantoms but as you well know the Phantoms are not Cadillacs to require an agency and such a thing is unheard of, which is why I have come for your help?” I replied: “I don’t know, let me ask Tehran.” I sent a coded message to the Court Ministry since I knew His Majesty’s great interest in Phantom jets. From Tehran I received a reply signed by Mr Alam, the Court Minister, that: “I passed on the message. His Majesty wants to know what does this have to do with our past instructions?” The meaning of this telegram was that we were eager to receive the jets and that the rest is not of your business. At the time I thought that Mr Alam had presented the report [to the Shah] in such a way to help Mr Mahvi. One day in Morocco I told this story and His Majesty replied that he was unaware of it and that Alam had never raised the subject.

MA: In exile, did His Majesty ever complain of the ingratitude of those closest to him and who did he name? What were his feelings about his childhood friend [General] Fardoust?

AAA: His Majesty often complained about Behbahanian. During the final days when I was with him at the hospital in Cairo he said: “He [Behbahanian] treated us very badly.” About Fardoust he did not want to believe that he could have been so disloyal. As for Hossein Sadegh and Khosravi who had been serving at the Rome Embassy between 19-22 August [1953] and who had proved their loyalty in those days, he asked: “Why are they not here? They have not even telephoned once or written a letter.” I said: “Regarding these matters perhaps you have been misinformed. Your Majesty should not upset yourself. Inshallah, you will soon get better and return to the country.” His Majesty said: “With my health problems and after what the people did to me, how could I possibly return? In any case, I did everything in my power to serve my nation and now I await my fate. I have always been close to God and continue to be so. I always talk to my God but what can I do, the conversation is one way and I hear no response.” During the last days of his life, His Majesty had grown very weak. Instead of thinking about his illness, he was thinking about his country and the Iranian nation and with great emotion he would say: “We wanted to guide Iran towards the Great Civilization but the current regime will definitely take Iran towards final destruction. I fear that Iran will be dismembered.” His Majesty would say: “You know, the rate of suicide is greater in the advanced nations than those of the Third World. Take Sweden as an example. Despite having the highest standard of living it has the highest rate of suicide in the world. But in countries like Biaphra or Eritrea where people do not even have enough food to eat nobody thinks about suicide. If the Iranian people were fair and compared their situation with other countries and how Iran was 50 years ago, they would see that they were living in peace. They had it so easy that they decided to have a revolution to supposedly further improve their lives. But this was not a revolution of the Iranian people. In fact it was collective suicide on a national scale that took place at the height of prosperity.” Two days after saying these words, His Majesty passed away and joined immortality.

Video of Iranian woman being arrested by Islamists

I'd like to reproduce one of Winston's posts on the Islamic Republic's crack down on Iranian women who do not comply with the Islamic dress code:

"A blurry but shocking video taken in Tehran yesterday by a pedestrian showing a woman being taken away by moral police during the recent crackdown on women's dress code and the un-identified woman is yelling and crying for help and saying she doesn't want to be taken into custody."

Friday, April 27, 2007

Islamic Republic set to destroy Iran's pre-Islamic heritage!

Islamic Republic's Animosity towards Pre-Islamic Iran, has Overruled Critics and Started Filling the Sivand Dam that will Drown 137 Archaeological Sites and Would Threaten the Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great!


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Islamic Regime sets loose its female Islamists...

Every year the Islamic Republic cracks down on Iranian females who are deemed to be breaching the Islamic dress-codes. This year the Islamic Republic has set loose it's female Islamists who Iranians know by the names of "Khaharane Zeinab" (Sisters of Zeinab), "Fati Kommando's" (Commando's of Fatemeh Zahra), or simply put "Hezbollahi's" (Members of Hezbollah). These creatures are loathed and are known for their extreme brutality against Iranian women. They are recognized by the all-enveloping black Islamic garment known as the "chador". Most Iranian women cannot even believe that these creatures are Iranians and some say that many of them actually aren't Iranians - which wouldn't come as a surprise since the Islamic Republic uses Arab and Afghan mercenaries when it needs to crackdown on freedom and democracy activists.

More in regards to the Islamic dresscode - when the Islamists first overtook the country in 1979 they would go around spraying acid on Iranian women's faces and use razor blades on their lips...

In addition to setting these animals loose the regime is also tightening dress-restrictions on Iranian males who are being arrested for wearing short-sleeved shirts and "un-Islamic" hairdo's. Male university students wearing shorts in their own dormitories are also being arrested and fined. Shorts are outlawed in the Islamic Republic as they are seen as un-Islamic.

The whole situation is unreal knowing that we are in the 21st century...and knowing that only 28 years ago Iranian women, during the Pahlavi Era, were free to dress AS THEY PLEASED is just mind-boggling to witness what low point these Islamists have taken our country...

Here are some pictures of what is happening on the streets of Iran these days:

For more pictures please check THIS LINK.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Iranian Student Leader Arrested - Babak Zamanian

Just a note to my non-Iranian readers: Based on my limited knowledge on the bureaucratic system in existence in Iran - anyone wanting to set up a university association in Iran under the Islamists must describe their association as "Muslim Students Association at...." in order to get the seal of approval by the authorities - this however has nothing to do with the personal/religious nor political beliefs of the students that belong to these groups. As an excellent example, the below student's association from Tehran's Polytechnic has nothing to do with Islam and has always served as a venue where students can voice their rejection of the system through various means.

The Islamic Republic has its own official student groups like the Basij or Ansar-Hezbollah whose members are either brainwashed dirt-poor Iranian villagers or non-Iranians; like Arabs from Lebanon/Palestine or Afghans. These groups are used to tarnish the image of Iranian students with foreign news agencies usually describing these animals as "Iranian students" when they bus in 100-200 of themselves to hold anti-western demonstrations.


Iran: Student Spokesman Arrested

April 25, 2007

Tehran -- The spokesman of the Muslim Students Association at a Tehran polytechnic was arrested on Wednesday, Iranian news agency ILNA reports. Babak Zamanian was reportedly arrested because of interviews he gave to Farsi language radio stations that broadcast outside Iran. The students of the Amir Kabir Polytechnic made front page news around the world last December when they managed to prevent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on a visit to their campus, from making his speech. It was the first time since his landslide victory in June 2005 that Ahmadinejad had been challenged in public.

Dozens of protesters burned pictures of the Iranian president crying 'dictator go away', 'death to dictatorship' and threw firecrackers, forcing him to interrupt several times a speech and leave before scheduled.

"The direction of the university had been warned we didn't want Ahmadinejad here," Mehdi Hatefi, an activist with students' group Tahkim Vahdat told Adnkronos International (AKI) at the time, saying the organisers had tried to fill up the lecture hall with people from other universities.

Exposing Majeed Safaee - Swedish Liberal Party

Majed Safaee is what seems like a shameless self-hating Iranian in Sweden which many of my friends in Sweden have righftully exposed (link 1, link 2, link 3) . He is also the Vice Chairman of the Swedish Liberal Party's youth commision .

Ardavan Khoshnood, chairman of the "Association for Democracy in Iran", writes that Majeed has declared his support for the separation of an Iranian province ("Kordestan") and has described Iranian nationalists (including Kurds!), who care for the territorial integrity of their country, as "dumb nationalists".

Furthermore this character has supported the terrorist Islamic Republic's former President Khatami and other "Ex-Islamic-Terrorists-Now-Turned-Democratic-Activists-Who-
Promote-Peaceful-Change" like Akbar Ganji - who served in the Revolutionary Guard at a time in which that organization was killing thousands upon thousands of Iranian political prisoners.

The latest idiocy of this character is describing Iranians who are upset about how their ancestors have been portrayed in the movie "300", as "insane and idiots".

Nothing in the history of this certain Majeed Safaee would indicate that he is even remotely fond of Iran, its history, its people, nor the territorial integrity of what is supposedly the country he hails from! Therefore it is of no surprise how he condemns honorable Iranians that are upset about a movie which portrays their ancestors as monsters, terrorists, and their physical appearance as anything BUT Iranian!

Majeed Safaee go have some shame or at least stop calling yourself Iranian if you are going to behave so unworthily of that title! Your actions are a disgrace to all Iranians!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Shahanshaha - Aref

Song by Iranian singer "Aref" in honor of our Shahanshah.

Javid Shah!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Help save humanity's cultural heritage from Islamists!

Sivand Dam - Bolaghi Gorge

Tange-Bolaghi is an area next to Pasargarde city which is largely unexcavated and which contains hundreds of identified cultural heritage sites (which need to be excavated) which will be SUBMERGED once the dam is in operation! (see the map which there's a link to below). Many thousands-year old artifacts have been discovered in this area amongst them remains of three Achamenid palaces - one attributed to Darius the Great has been in the past month or two! The flooding of the valley will result not only in a national cultural loss but a loss to humankind because afterall this is part of human heritage! Fringes of Pasargarde will also be submerged in water as the map clearly points out - which leads to a potential threat of humidity-damage affecting the Tomb of Cyrus the Great!

It is a FACT that this dam will FLOOD an immense un-excavated area containing invaluable traces of our cultural heritage! and the fact that it can potentially damage Cyrus' tomb is enough for this issue to be taken seriously!

Here are links from the Islamic Republic's own self-proclaimed "Cultural Heritage News Agency":

New Challenges on the Way of Inundation of Sivand Dam

Oppositions to Inundation of Sivand Dam Still Continue

UNESCO and Heritage Experts to Hold a Meeting on Sivand Dam

Dam is threat to Iran's heritage - Unesco appeals for help as ancient sites face being flooded,00.html

Mulla Sadra Dam begins devouring ancient sites in southern Iran

Salman-e Farsi Dam to Submerge a Sassanid City

The latest pictures from Bolaghi Gorge (February 2007)

Google map-overview (Sivand Dam):

Dr. Peiman Yusofi Azari, the head of the Iranian Forestry Office:

The loss that will be caused by the Sivand Dam cannot be compensated by new forestation.

Sivand Dam will destroy natural environment, agriculture and archaeological treasures of Bolaghi gorge and Pasargad plains.

It also might destroy the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great

Bolaghi Gorge is one of the most important archeological site in Fars province of Iran that will be drowned after the flooding of Sivand Dam
Zoroaster’s Kaba, a Potential Victim of Railway Construction

Railway Likely to Knock Persepolis Off UNESCO’s List

Cultural genocide in the name of Islam

You can visit these sites for cultural heritage news:

The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS)
News Updates:
Special Section on Sivand Dam:

Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)

Save Pasargad Commitee
Persian section:
English section:

Friday, April 20, 2007

Sivand Dam

Sivand (persian)

Abgiriye Sadde Sivand!

For my Iranian visitors! (in persian)

7000 years of humanity's cultural heritage to be wiped out!

Bolgahi Gorge with all its cultural and historical artifacts is being wiped out with the Islamic Republic ordering the flooding of this area. 7000 years of humanity's cultural heritage will now be wiped out if nothing is done to stop it in the NEXT FEW DAYS! This flooding is going ahead with the approval of the self-proclaimed "Iranian Cultural-Heritage Agency"!!! I hope my non-Iranian readers now understand why I and my compatriots do not refer to these savages as Iranians! These islamists harbour nothing but hate for Iranians and Iranian cultural heritage!

"Comparing to the destruction of two Buddha statues in Afghanistan by the Talibans, this new treat and its consequent loss is beyond any imaginable destruction that have been inflicted on the history of the world."

Save Pasargod!

1- Sign and spread this sample letter or petition : Power of Attorney to Dr. Dadkhah in relation to the impounding of Sivand Dam:
2- Help spreading the story by Email …
3- Contact newspapers, TV-channels, blogs and other media and ask …
4- Put a link to this open letter or petition.
5- Contact Free World officials ask them to support …..
6- By increasing the world public awareness we will create powerful critical mass against wrong doer ....


UNESCO Contact Details :

Mailing addresses:

7, place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP


1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15

General Phone/Fax#:

Tel: +33 (0)1 45 68 10 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 67 16 90



Thursday, April 19, 2007

Shah of Iran's 1971 interview with German TV

This interview is composed of four parts and is conducted in French, with some German commentary - unfortunately i'm not especially strong in either of those two languages but if someone is and would like to point out something which was raised in the interview please do so.

I believe this is the year (1971) when HIM the Shah finds out about his cancer - his health will deteriorate until his passing away on July 27, 1980; one year after the Islamists take over the country.

In regards to the interview I can make out talk about a metro (underground), the nuclear energy programme, development of the steel industry, arms industry, oil, electricity, Iranian Imperial Navy, international relations, the Oman conflict, the Rastakhiz Party, the Empress' social initiatives in the country, OPEC, economic progress, the Soviet Union, and terrorism.





Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Aryamehr's Blog Ad! =)

Checked my youtube subscriptions yesterday and found a pleasant surprise... =)

I didn't really plan on marking this blog's one year anniversary but here's for being online for over a year!

Thanks Mani! and of course thanks to my readers and all the great people in the blogging community!

The Spirit of Man: NIAC Exposed

The Spirit of Man: The National Iranian-American Council (NIAC) Exposed

PM Shahpour Bakhtiar

Dr Shahpour Bakhtiar was the late Shah of Iran's last appointed Prime Minister before the enemies of Iran sent the country into turmoil and eventually seized power.

PM Bakhtiar (see pics) was previously a member of the Jebhe Melli party (created by PM Mossadegh), which caused tremendous damage to Iran by following in the radical footsteps of PM Mossadegh and always seeking to undermine the Shah. If there was one honorable and respectable man in that organization, with all his flaws that any human being has, it must have been Shahpour Bakhtiar who in 1979 knew where to stand.

Shahpour Bakhtiar accepted the position of Prime Minister on one condition, that the Shah left the country for a short period of time until the situation was under control - in yet another bid to calm tensions; the Shah who did not want any further innocent blood to be shed by the violent revolutionary gangs agreed. The cowardly members of Jebhe Melli ("National Front")- all abandoned Dr Bakhtiar in this historical time where he had been entrusted to save the country from falling into the hands of the enemy. These self-proclaimed "nationalist intellectuals" of Jebhe Melli did not think twice about joining forces with the reactionary and extremely anti-Iranian Islamic clergyman Ayatollah Khomeini who today is known for his genocide against the Iranian people, and for his disgusting Islamic doctrine which requires a separate entry for itself (see Dr Homa Darabi homepage to acquaint yourself with this Islamic clergyman)!

PM Bakhtiar's government collapsed within a few month's and the coalition of "Red & Black" as the Shah referred to them as, which included Jebhe Melli ("National Front"), Hezbe Tudeh (Communist Party), Islamists (under Khomeini) and foreign powers (USA, UK, France, Germany...) all rejoiced in Iran's defeat.

It was not long before the Islamists soon usurped power and began turning against their former allies - the Communists and Jebhe Melli. Today the leftovers of Jebhe Melli shamelessly try to associate Dr Bakhtiar with their rotten and treacherous organization which not only betrayed him but also the entire Iranian Nation! The very man which they destroyed is today hailed by their leftovers as a "member of Jebhe Melli" and they have pictures of him on their pathetic little websites! H.E. Shahpour Bakhtiar must be turning in his grave witnessing this mockery!

Despite all the propaganda that you will hear from the enemies of Iran Dr Shahpour Bakhtiar who was a staunch critic of the late Shah, and having even been imprisoned during the Shah for various offenses, made his position clear in 1979 that above everything else he was a NATIONALIST and that he was not seeking the fall of the Iranian Monarchy but rather wanted the Shah to act as a Constitutional Monarch; he made this crystal clear in interviews after the mullah's had taken over. For my viewers attention i've uploaded a scanned newpaper interview with Dr Bakhtiar where this point is included; I hope that the enemies of Iran will find the decency not to abuse and dishonor the name of such a great patriot/nationalist any longer!

Also see this video-clip on Dr Bakhtiar giving one of his powerful nationalistic speeches in exile:

And finally visit this page which has been created in memory of this great Iranian patriot:

My previous entry on H.E. PM Bakhtiar.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Nuclear Energy programme during HIM Shahanshah Aryamehr

Listen to the audio-recording (persian) regarding Iran's nuclear energy programme under the late Shah here:

Persian article accompanying the above:

From being a "most favored nation" status in receiving nuclear assistance to becoming "number one terrorist-sponsoring nation"!

I hope that my fellow brothers and sisters, of my generation, in Iran understand what tragedy/misery their fathers/mothers brought upon them and how they totally ruined their future!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Norooz at Shahanshah Aryamehr's grave...

I found THIS VIDEO SEGMENT of Norooz at HIM Shahanshah Aryamehr's current resting place in Egypt, and thought I would share it with my readers. His grave has become a place of pilgrimage for Iranians across the world. It's very emotional. I hope that HIM the late Shah will soon be laid to rest in his own homeland. It will happen in my lifetime; that i'm certain of.

Pasargod Records

It was with great pleasure that I received news from our honorable compatriot Mani Turkzadeh that he has begun webcasting his videos. You'll find the webcast on the following website:


And Mani's homepage:

Keep up the good work Mani!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Janbakhtegan Mihan- Honoring our fallen heroes

Dorood Bar Ravaneh Janbakhtegane Mihan!

Ceremony honoring our fallen heroes:

Date: Sunday, April 15, ‏2007
Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Place: Beverly Hills Library
444 N. Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Contact Details:

Mrs Shirin Neshat
310 863 8218
818 224 0784

بمناسبت 21 فروردین سالروز بزرگداشت جانباختگان نیروهای مسلح شاهنشاهی ایران و جنگ با عراق در روز یکشنبه 26 فروردین 2566 به خانواده های بازماندگان، افسران، درجه داران، سربازان، و پرسنل وابسته به نیروهای مسلح شاهنشاهی ایران در سراسر جهان بپیوندید تا یاد تمامی جانباختگان راه آزادی و سربلندی و شرف مام وطن را پاس داریم و بر آنان ارجی بی پایان نهیم.

HIM Reza Pahlavi's message in recognizing April 10th as the day of honoring "Iran's Unsung Heroes":

HIM Empress Farah Pahlavi's message on the same occasion:

Other links:

Friday, April 13, 2007

Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran on French Television

April 4, 2007

Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran's Interview with Mireille Dumas -
France 3 TV "Vie Privée, Vie Publique".
(interview is conducted in french)

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:


Monday, April 09, 2007

Save Delara!

After the successful "SAVE NAZANIN" campaign which freed the innocent Iranian youth, "Nazanin Fatehi", and reunited her with her family - it is time to pursue yet another noble cause of saving another innocent life which the Islamic Republic occupying Iran intends to execute for a crime not committed.

Please visit the "SAVE DELARA" campaign page and help save another innocent life from being taken away by the mullah-savages running the occupational Islamic Republic in Iran!

Also visit Nazanin Afshin-Jam former page on "Nazanin Fatehi" which continues to champion the freedom of innocent Iranian youth!



And also see the following links...

Sign the Petition:
Learn more about Delara:
To see some of Delara’s paintings created in prison:
Write your comments and letters to Delara:
Amnesty International report:

HIM Reza Pahlavi's 7 April (2007) interview with KRSI

I'd like to bring to my readers' attention, HIM Reza Pahlavi's participation on Radio Sedaye Iran's (KRSI) "Besooye Iran" program on Saturday 7 April (2007) which can be accessed through the KRSI archives:

or through this direct link:

The program will most likey be put on HIM Reza Pahlavi's official website within a few days time:

Sunday, April 08, 2007

General Fazlollah Zahedi

This exceptional solider of Iran deserves an entry for himself. Whenever the nation's security was in danger, General Zahedi was there to defuse it - a true Iranian hero!


Mohammad Fazlollah Zahedi (1897-1963) was an Iranian general, Prime Minister, and politician.

Born in Hamedan in 1896, he was the son of Abol Hassan "Bassir Diwan" Zahedi, a wealthy land owner at the city of Hamedan, Fazlollah Zahedi was appointed general of the Iranian army at the age of 25. During his service at the Imperial Russian-trained Iranian Cossack Brigade, one of his comrades in arms (his superior in fact) was Reza Khan, the later Reza Shah Pahlavi. The alliance, forged between the two men, was to endure a lifetime and continued to bind their sons, personally as well as politically.

He served under Reza Pahlavi in the army later on, and was among the officers dispatched to Gilan who put an end to the Constitutionalist movement of Gilan of Mirza Kuchak Khan.

He was also involved in the overthrow of Seyyed Zia'eddin Tabatabaee's government in 1920. It was Colonel Zahedi who arrested Sheikh Khaz'al Khan and brought him to Tehran.

During Reza Shah's reign, General Zahedi was named (1926) military governor of Khuzestan province, holding the hub of Iran's oil industry, and in 1932 chief of national police, one of the nation's top internal posts. During World War II he was appointed (1941) commanding general of the Isfahan Division. Subsequent to the forced abdication of Reza Shah (1941), fuelled by British fears of an Alliance with Nazi Germany, Zahedi was arrested by British forces in 1942 for the same reasons, flown out of the country and interned in Palestine until the end of the war. A fierce nationalist, Zahedi fostered deep reservations and suspicions towards the Allied Forces.

Returned from exile in 1945, during the reign of Mohammad Reza Shah (Reza Shah's son and successor), General Zahedi became Inspector of military forces in southern Iran. He became once more chief of national police (Shahrbani) in 1949, when Mohammad Reza Shah appointed him as chief of the Shahrbani Police Forces, in order to counter the growing threat of Sepahbod Haj Ali Razmara.

After retiring from the army, he was named Senator in 1950. During Hossein Ala''s Premiership Zahedi held the Post of Minister of the Interior (1951), which he retained during the initial period of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh's tenure. While Zahedi actively backed Mossadeghs nationalisation of Iran's oil industry, a move that antagonised the United Kingdom and the Western Powers, he was at odds with him over Mossadeghs increasing tolerance for the outlawed communist party Tudeh, which had seized the opportunity and boldly demonstrated for Iranian rights to its national resources. Zahedi finally fell out with Mossadegh, who accused him of fostering coup plans. Iran's oil-exports came to a standstill due to sanctions levied by the Western Powers, leading to considerable economic hardships at home, with painful impacts on the labour force. Riots by several tribes of southern Iran and destitute oil-field workers destabilised public life further and demands for political change grew nationwide. The USA, who had held "Mossy", the ailing and previously staunchly pro-American Dr. Mossadegh in high esteem, were fearing increasing communist influence over the situation and dropped their support for him.

As a result of the ensuing international crisis and Iran's political destabilisation, the Shah, encouraged by leading figures, in February of 1953 asked Prime Minister Mossadegh to resign,. Mossadegh refused to abide by the constitutional rights of the sovereign to dismiss him, provoking a national uprising. During a restive interlude Zahedi acted from underground in order to avoid imminent arrest. Shah supporters crowded the streets, calling for the Premier's ousting. Rebellious groups engaged in street-fights with forces loyal to Prime Minister Mossadegh as well as rallying members of the Iranian communist party "Tudeh" (the name implying "Masses").

In August of 1953 Mossadegh attempted to convince the Shah to leave the country. The Shah refused, and formally dismissed the Prime Minister, in accordance with the foreign intelligence plan. Mossadegh refused to resign, however, and when it became apparent that he was going to fight, the Shah, as a precautionary measure foreseen by the British/American plan, on 15th August flew to Baghdad and on from there to Rome, Italy, after hesitantly signing two decrees, one dismissing Mossadegh and the other nominating General Fazlollah Zahedi Prime Minister, subsequent to pressure from the US and UK intelligence agencies. By unconstitutionally refusing to cede power to his destined successor, subsequent to the Shah's dismissal, and foiling attempts to remove him by force, Mossadegh had factually staged a coup d'Etat.

Supported by the politics of the United Kingdom and the USA, and encouraged by the intelligence agents Kermit Roosevelt and Donald N. Wilber, General Fazlollah Zahedi staged a counter coup, drawing public and military support, which succeeded on the 19 August 1953. Legitimised by the Shah's decree, thousands of copies of which were publicly distributed as flyers, Zahedi proclaimed himself Prime Minister and the Shah returned triumphantly to Iran, from his brief exile in Rome, on the 22nd of August.

Many contemporary sources attribute the instigation of the counter coup entirely to foreign intelligence agencies, such as the U.S. American CIA ("CIA Coup") and the British MI6. Numerous books were published on the events surrounding the counter coup, often mixing facts and fiction. Sober reflection sheds due scepticism on assertions that two foreigners and a few local cooperators should have arbitrarily manipulated masses of (traditionally xenophobic) Iranians into action. In light of the fact, e. g., that the CIA later claimed to have lost all documentation relating to the coup events of 1953 in a fire, circulating narrations (often self-congratulatory) of alleged participating agents and other "insiders" need be regarded with due caution.

Having acquired an unprecedented power-base and, as a consequence, evoking increasing unease at home, the Premiership of General Zahedi ended in 1955. His final exile was sweetened by his last post, as Ambassador to the United Nations, in Geneva.

Zahedi's family descends from the Sufi mystics Sheikh Zahed Gilani (1216 - 1301) and Sheikh Safi Al-Din Ardebili, the eponym of the Safavid Dynasty. Through his mother, Djavaher Khanom, he traced his descent to the dynastic ruler Karim Khan Zand. Married to Khadijeh Pirnia, daughter of Mirza Hussein Khan Pirnia (titled Motamen-ol-Molk), and granddaughter to Mozzafar-al-Din Shah Qajar (1853 - 1907), Fazlollah Zahedi had a son, Ardeshir, and a daughter, Homa.

His son Ardeshir Zahedi, a later politician and diplomat, was to marry Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi, daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi from his first marriage to Princess Fawzia of Egypt, daughter to King Fuad I.