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Shah's son: West should stop Iran nukes
The Washington Times
5th of Nov. 2003
NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The son of the deposed Shah of Iran Wednesday called on the West to take action to keep Iran's ruling regime from becoming a nuclear power.
In a commentary appearing in the Wall Street Journal, Reza Pahlavi said the West apparently has decided "the 50 theocrats who rule Iran are thuggish enough to keep Iranians enslaved for years to come, and so the world must content itself with damage limitation and containment."
"That belief is as wrong as it is cynical, and it is seen as such by my compatriots," Pahlavi wrote. "It also means living in continuous fear of a catastrophe, possibly delayed by relying on 'nuclear fact-finding' in a country four times Iraq's size, with deeper valleys and higher mountains than (al-Qaida leader Osama) bin Laden's hideouts."
Pahlavi said Iran has proven a haven for terrorists and encourages its mullahs to "compete for public slush funds by developing networks for sourcing nuclear material and skills."
"But the world need not live in fear of a nuclear terrorist regime: I have no doubt that if it unites in support of democracy in Iran, it will unleash a popular force that will overwhelm the theocrats and sweep away their terrorist regime," Pahlavi wrote. http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20031105-010308-9244r.htm
posted on 11/05/2003 11:50:36 AM PST
by F14 Pilot
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posted on 11/05/2003 2:12:54 PM PST
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