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Mohammed Reza Pahlavi Quotes

For all its apparent tolerance, the USA maintains a peculiar balance between the forces of capitalism and democracy. To achieve this I feel sure the country is guided by some hidden force; an organization working in secrecy, powerful enough to dispose of the Kennedys and of anyone else who gets in its way.
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Let me tell you quite bluntly that this king business has given me personally nothing but headaches.

— Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

To be first in the Middle East is not enough. We must raise ourselves to the level of a great world power.

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I want the standard of living in Iran in ten years' time to be exactly on a level with that in Europe today. In twenty years' time we shall be ahead of the United States.

— Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Thank God we in Iran have neither the desire nor the need to suffer from democracy.

— Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Nixon is a strong leader with a good grasp of the world's problems. He knows that the only way to argue with the communists is from a position of strength.

— Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

The great powers claim that whatever they possess is theirs by right, but whatever we, the smaller countries possess is negotiable.

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Today the name of America has a magic meaning for the most distant commmunities of the world.

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I did not share the enthusiasm of certain politicians for the National Front leader, it was because I had noticed, in the past, some strange contradictions between Mossadeq's declared ends and his actions. Officially he defended nationalist anti-colonialism and was the most intransigent patriot who declared that no concessions or advantages should be granted to foreign powers. He described his doctrine as a "negative balance" and in fact his greatest failing was that he was negative.

— Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

He [the King of Morocco] spends half his time asleep and the rest of it buried between the legs of the fairer sex.

— Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Who on earth do the Americans suppose their allies are amongst the Arab world? Even Saudi Arabia they seem to regard as nothing more than a resevoir of oil and money.

— Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Growing terrorism, permissive societies, democracy collapsing through lack of law and order. If things continue on their present track, the disintegration of Western societies will occur much sooner than you think under the hammer blows of fascism and communism. Freedom is not something that does not have a breaking point, and your enemies would like you to reach that point.

— Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

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