Iranian ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Star: ‘I’m Down for Bombing Iran’


Tehran-born Shahs of Sunset reality TV star Reza Farahan opened up about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress this week, telling HuffPost Live that he stands behind the Prime Minister’s tough stance on his home country.

“I totally love and support everything he’s doing,” Farahan said. “And if he wants to bomb Iran, I’m totally in support of him.”

“You’re down for bombing Iran?” the incredulous host asks.

“I’m down for bombing Iran,” Farahan replied, “only because I think we should’ve bombed Iran instead of Iraq, because the Iranians would have appreciated it, and they would have been liberated, whereas the Iraqis didn’t want us there and they don’t appreciate it.”

“So sanctions on Iran, bomb the bad people in Iran, and help them,” Farahan continued. “Liberate them! They want to be free!”

According to Huffington Post, the Iranian-American Farahan’s father is Jewish and his mother is Muslim.

Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset follows the exploits of Farahan and his friends as they manage their careers in Beverly Hills while trying to juggle their Iranian family traditions. The show’s fourth season premiered Monday.

Check out the full interview with Farahan below (skip to 6:28 for the comments about Netanyahu.)