Friday, September 08, 2006

Reza Pahlavi blasts Khatami visit

Reza Pahlavi of Iran’s
Opening Statement
The National Press Club


September 7, 2006 --...Let it be clear that, regardless of Mr. Khatami’s propaganda tour and smiling rhetoric, the true nature of the regime he represents is far different than what he wants you to believe.

There are many first hand stories that will be told here today. In the interest of equal time, I ask that you hear and retell these stories as they belong to real victims of atrocities committed under the administration of Mr. Khatami, currently on tour of the United States.

Let it be clear that, regardless of Mr. Khatami’s propaganda tour and smiling rhetoric, the true nature of the regime he represents is far different than what he wants you to believe.

Today, Iranians of all walks of life and political persuasion are committed to put and end to militancy, chaos and obscurantism; replacing it with civility, the rule of law and modernity. We seek to liberate our homeland; gain freedom and sovereignty for our compatriots; and herald an era of peace, progress and prosperity, under a secular, democratic government...

Also: Kenneth R. Timmerman-Torture Victims Blast Khatami Visit