He also expressed that the "anti-Islamic" government of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who was ousted in Tunisia, would be replaced by a "people's government." This would be an indication that conservative Islamic forces would play a dominant role in the country, just like the Iranian people established a quasi-theocracy after overthrowing Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
The long-delayed Bushehr project dates backs to 1974, when Iran's US-backed Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
contracted the German company Siemens to build the reactor.
Israel's loathing for Ahmedinejad and the mullahs may seem exaggerated, evoking nostalgia for the good old days of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
. Like Iran's current leaders, the shah also believed in Iran's greatness and wanted nuclear weapons to protect it.
To these students, the leadership that took power three decades ago in a popular uprising against the repressive government of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
is now the repressive establishment.
Iranian university students played a major role in toppling the U.S.-backed Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
30 years ago and have always been a leading force behind political movements in Iran, both before and after the 1979 Islamic revolution.
The sale of lots from her estate totalled $118,000: it included an impressive Indian multistrand pearl and turquoise necklace, the front designed as a stylised peacock, which sold for $80,500 to a private Middle Eastern collector; and a cultured pearl and paste festoon brooch which was a gift from the late Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
to her on the occasion of his wedding to Princess Fawzia, the sister of King Farouk, the late King of Egypt, which fetched $30,000.
A cultured pearl and paste 'festoon' brooch which was a gift from the late Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
(1919-1980) to Umm Kulthum on the occasion of his wedding to Princess Fawzia, the sister of King Farouk, the late King of Egypt sold for Dh110,100 ($30,000).
Also included is an impressive Indian multi-strand pearl and turquoise necklace, the front designed as a stylized peacock, which is estimated at $15,000-25,000, a cultured pearl and paste 'festoon' brooch which was a gift from the late Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
(1919-1980) to Umm Kulthum on the occasion of his wedding to Princess Fawzia, the sister of King Farouk, the late King of Egypt (estimate: $3,000-5,000) and a lady's cultured pearl and diamond wristwatch (estimate: $4,000-6,000).
The catalog of US crimes, he said, dated to American support for the 1953 coup which deposed the elected government of Mohammed Mossadegh and installed Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
, who ruled until he was ousted in early 1979.
There is a beguiling passage, for example, on the calculations behind the execution in 1979 of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
's former prime minister, the stately Amir Abbas Hoveida, which De Bellaigue uses to shed light on Sadegh Khalkhali, a coarse cleric whom Khomeini appointed as judge of a revolutionary court.
This made a newly elected president, Carlos Andres Perez, promise the Venezuelans they will become a developed country within a few years - Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
vowed to make Iran the world's fifth power.
Just as Mossadegh and Arbenz had something in common, so did Castillo Armas and Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
, the US-installed shah.