Mohammed Reza Pahlavi Quotes

The world petroleum story is one of the most inhuman known to man: in it, elementary moral and social principles are jeered at. If powerful oil trusts no longer despoil and humiliate our country it is not because these predators have become human, but because we have won a hard-fought battle which has been going on since the beginning of the century.

 
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Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, 1919-1980, Shah of Iran, The Shah's Story, 1980

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Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
  • Born: October 26, 1919
  • Died: July 27, 1980
  • Nationality: Iranian
  • Profession: Royalty

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, also known as Mohammad Reza Shah, was the last Shah of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. Mohammad Reza Shah took the title Shahanshah ("King of Kings") on 26 October 1967. He was the second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi held several other titles, including that of Aryamehr ("Light of the Aryans") and Bozorg Arteshtaran ("Commander-in-Chief"). His dream of what he referred to as a "Great Civilisation" (Persian: تمدن بزرگ‎, translit. tamadon-e bozorg) in Iran led to a rapid industrial and military modernisation, as well as economic and social reforms.