An Interview with Farah Pahlavi

NPR's Scott Simon talks to the widow of the Shah of Iran. Empress Farah was an architecture student in Paris when she first met the Shah in 1959; several months later he married her. In 1979, they were forced into exile just before Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the monarchy and declared Iran an Islamic Republic. Empress Farah has just published her memoirs, An Enduring Love — My Life with the Shah.

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