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Now The Shah’s Children Are a Part of Iran’s Tragedy by Gregory Hilton

President Jimmy Carter and the First Lady are shown with the Shah of Iran and his family at the Niavaran Palace in Tehran on New Year's Eve, 12/31/1977.


The two young children in this photo have both committed suicide. Princess Laila died in 2001 and the death of her brother, Prince Ali Reza, was revealed today.
In his televised toast that night, Carter said “Under the Shah’s brilliant leadership, Iran is an island of stability in one of the most troublesome regions of the world. There is no other state figure whom I could appreciate and like more.” This was their last meeting. Continue reading