In a telling interview, the former crown prince of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, gave the Biden administration a crucial message: rejoining the Iran nuclear deal is a mistake. Pahlavi is the son of the late shah of Iran, who gave an interview to Israel Hayom published Sunday. In a nutshell, Pahlavi explains that the deal “will not happen.”
At the heart of the matter is the misconception that the Iranian regime would ever change its ways. “It will not happen, says Pahlavi. “The Iranians know that the regime is not led by its national interests, but by its corrupt and criminal interests.”
Biden has stated he will rejoin the nuclear deal if Iran returns to its prior commitments, but Pahlavi stressed that as long as the Islamic Revolution is in power, “the ayatollahs’ regime defines itself through what it opposes. This is not a tactic, but a hatred that will not go away.”
“The destructive actions of the regime are not beneficial to any long-term relationship with the free world” said Pahlavi, who added, “the only smart solution to the concerns of the Americans, the peoples of the region and for the Iranian people is to support Iran’s struggle for freedom and democracy.”
Pahlavi even stated that many Iranian activists have sent a letter to US President Joe Biden expressing concern about a US return to the nuclear deal. “With the economic benefits of the agreement, the regime-controlled three Arab capitals and frightened even more. The agreement also helped support extremist Palestinians at the expense of the moderates and damaged Israel’s security” he said.
Pahlavi also stressed that although he doubts Iran is only months away from obtaining nuclear weapons, “they do not need them at all because they have the ability to sow turmoil in the area.”