In an interview with VOA Persian TV, ‘Roundtable with You’, Reza Pahlavi of Iran said:
– The alternative is quite clear. We are faced with a dictatorial, medieval and religious system of government that like all other dictatorships suppresses its own people . . . Our goal is to replace this system with a democratic government based on respect for human rights and pluralism.
– We need a parliamentary democracy in which the separation of religion and the affairs of government are clearly separated.
– Leave historic judgments to historians. I am looking ahead to our future…