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Alireza Pahlavi died Tuesday morning at his home in Boston, Massachusetts, a suicide, a spokesman for the family of the former shah of Iran said. Pahlavi, 44, was the son of the former shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who was overthrown in 1979 and died the following year in exile in Cairo, Egypt.
Good morning, fellow ATSers. I was youtubeing earlier today, and stumbled upon this interesting video of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, former Shah of Iran (9/26/1941 – 2/11/1979). It's very interesting, to hear him talk about the influence of the Israeli Lobby, which is largely white washed out of the media.
"Shāh" was the title of Iranian kings including the Achaemenid dynasty which unified Persia and created a vast intercontinental empire. The full title of the Achaemenid rulers was "King of Kings", corresponding to Middle Persian šāhān šāh, literally "kings' king", and Modern Persian shāhanshāh. In Greek this phrase was translated as "βασιλεύς τῶν βασιλέων (basileus tōn basiléōn)", "king of kings", in rank rather equivalent to emperor.