Reza Pahlavi Iran’s Crown Prince

Reza Pahlavi, Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran (Persian: رضا پهلوی‎‎, born 31 October 1960) was the last heir apparent to the defunct throne of the Imperial State of Iran and is the current head of the House of Pahlavi. He is the older son of the late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi. Currently a resident of the United States, Reza Pahlavi is the founder and leader of National Council of Iran, a government in exile of Iran. As Crown Prince of Iran, Reza Pahlavi left Iran at the age of 17 for air force training at Reese Air Force Base near Lubbock, Texas, two years before the Iranian Revolution. According to Afshin Ellian, an Iranian-born philosopher of law and expert in international law, "in Iran, there are two names known to virtually all, even in the most remote villages. The first name is Ayatollah Khamenei and the second one is Reza Pahlavi." In 2011, Reza Pahlavi was named Iran's Person Of The Year by an online poll conducted by Radio Farda that included thousands of Iranian respondents inside and outside Iran. In November 2014, Reza Pahlavi founded his own television and radio network called OfoghIran. He continues to push for a free and fair election in Iran leading to a constitutional convention for a new Iranian government chosen by the people.

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