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Amir Abbas Hoveida, General Nematollah Nassiri, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Show down for the Shah, Dictatorship, Corruption, Injustice

The Shah's last speech, admitting dictatorship and corruption in his regime

The Shah, Newsweek Magazine November 20, 1978
Newspaper, Regime collapsed REGIME DEMOLISHED, February 11, 1979

Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his last speech in the Iran's radio and TV programs (a few weeks before leaving Iran for exile), admitted the dictatorship and corruption in his regime and begged for forgiveness.

"I heard the voice of your revolution ... Let all of us work together to establish real democracy in Iran ... I make a commitment to be with you and your revolution against corruption and injustice in Iran ..."

The Shah's speech followed by his order to imprison Amir Abbas Hoveida, his Prime Minister, and General Nematollah Nassiri, the head of his brutal secret police force, Savak.

According to the last 150 years of Iran's history, the kings of Iran, who were all dictators, either were killed by the people or died in exile, except Mozzafar-oddin Shah Qajar who signed the Iran's Monarchy Constitution, Mashrouteh, in 1906.

The 1979 Revolution