Iran crown prince predicts regime collapse as protesters ‘smell opportunity’ 

Iran crown prince predicts regime collapse as protesters ‘smell opportunity’ 

Source: Iran crown prince predicts regime collapse as protesters ‘smell opportunity’ | The Times of IsraelExiled Reza Pahlavi, son of deposed Shah, says Iranians becoming more fearless in demonstrating against government, expect the world to show more than ‘just moral support’

Reza Pahlavi, former Crown Prince of Iran, speaks about current events in Iran at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC on January 15, 2020. (EVA HAMBACH/AFP)

Reza Pahlavi, former Crown Prince of Iran, speaks about current events in Iran at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC on January 15, 2020. (EVA HAMBACH/AFP)

WASHINGTON, United States — The heir of Iran’s deposed monarchy predicted Wednesday that the clerical regime will collapse within months and urged Western powers not to negotiate with it.Reza Pahlavi said that major protests which erupted in November and again this month, after the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet, reminded him of the uprising that ousted his father in early 1979.“It’s just a matter of time for it to reach its final climax. I think we’re in that mode,” the former crown prince told a news conference in Washington, which he lives near in exile.“This is weeks or months preceding the ultimate collapse, not dissimilar to the last three months in 1978 before the revolution,” he said.While exiled activists have routinely predicted the fall of the regime, Pahlavi said that Iranians could “smell the opportunity for the first time in 40 years this time.”The 59-year-old heir to the Peacock Throne, who has not been to Iran since he was a teenager, cited as evidence what he called an easing of fear among protesters and the growing distancing of self-described reformists from the Islamic regime.In an address to the Hudson Institute, Pahlavi largely supported US President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign that has sought to isolate the Iranian regime through severe sanctions, saying that past negotiations have failed. warsclerotic read more

Iran crown prince predicts regime collapse as protesters ‘smell opportunity’  warsclerotic.com/2020/01/16/ira

Source: Iran crown prince predicts regime collapse as protesters ‘smell opportunity’ | The Times of Israel Exiled Reza Pahlavi, son of deposed Shah, says Iranians becoming more fearless…
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