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Reza Pahlavi

Iran's long exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi speaks during an interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017. Pahlavi is hoping for a peaceful revolution in his homeland in the age of Donald Trump. But whether Pahlavi could translate nostalgia for the Iran’s monarchy and its …

Exiled Iranian Royal Sees Chance to End the Islamic Republic

WASHINGTON — Reza Pahlavi concentrates intently on the little cellphone in his hand, scrolling through clips of chanting Iranians and explaining why the protests unsettling his homeland are different this time. Even as the latest reports suggest the unrest may be ebbing, the scion of Persia’s 2,500-year-old monarchy believes Iran’s people are writing a new future for themselves, and perhaps for their exiled son.

A man holds a poster of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a pro-government march in Tehran on January 5, 2018

Ayatollah Khamenei: ‘Americans and Zionists’ Behind Iran Protests

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the “Americans and Zionists” and the “‘murderous’ Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization” compose the triangle that was behind the anti-regime protests Iran that have entered their 13th day in the Islamic Republic.

Since protests erupted in Iran, the country's authorities have restricted some social media services like Instagram and Telegram out of fear they will be used to spread news about the unrest

State Department to Launch Social Media Strategy to Support Iran Protests

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it will use Facebook and Twitter to communicate directly with Iranians who are protesting against the Islamic regime in favor of democracy and freedom, hours after Iran’s repressive government shut off access to Instagram and Telegram in an attempt to stifle the uprising.