Persian Dutch Network – “If tomorrow our country is attacked, it just destroys our chances for democracy”, Reza Pahlavi, former crown prince of Persia said in a press conference in The Hague.
The prince is paying a short but intense visit to The Netherlands in order to present evidence to the International Criminal Court in order to charge the supreme leader of Iran for crimes against humanity.
“As the Iranian government has not signed the Rome Statute we cannot send a complaint to the court as citizens or groups”, Reza Pahlavi told the Persian Dutch Network in a video interview. “Everything is up to the Security Council of the United Nations to refer the file to the ICC,” he added.
Prince Reza seeked support from those who care about human rights issues in Iran.
The 52-year Prince has lived in exile since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. At a press conference in The Hague, Reza Pahlavi strongly warned against a military attack on Iran. “it just destroy our chances for democracy in our homeland. In this way we lose the support of Iranians who are now fighting for democracy.”
Prince Reza Pahlavi is meeting with Dutch Parliament members today. Dutch media has warmly received his arrival to The Netherlands. The Iranian Embassy in The Hague has not yet reacted to the prince’s trip.