Prince Charles Urged Not To Go To Iran

Introduction — April 6, 2016

A proposed Royal visit has landed Prince Charles in the midst of simmering tensions between Israel and its arch enemy Iran.
An Israeli advocacy group, We Believe in Israel, has urged the prince to reconsider the proposed trip to Iran, claiming that the visit would give the regime in Tehran “credibility”.
The UK lobby group has already started on online petition calling on the prince to reconsider the trip.
It will be interesting to see whether the planned visit now goes ahead; particularly as Zionist groups are claiming that the first royal visit to Iran in over 40 years will lend legitimacy to an “anti-Semitic” regime that has regularly “denied the Holocaust”.
We suspect that as the row grows, and there is every reason to anticipate that it will, Prince Charles will be forced to postpone and maybe even cancel the proposed visit altogether.
In fact the mud is already flying thick and fast. With an editorial in the UK’s biggest online Jewish News outlet asking: “What’s behind our dead-loss future King’s Iran obsession?
Meanwhile on the other side of the Atlantic, the Council of Foreign Relations Elliott Abrams was asking: So Prince Charles Can Go To Iran But Not To Israel?
In other words the Zionists are intent on doing their utmost to isolate Iran: diplomatically and economically and this is just another facet of those efforts. Or as the Times of London put it:
“It’s as if a member of the Royal Family had travelled to Berlin in the 1930s to chat to Herman Goering about eco-diversity in German forests in the hope that the portly Luftwaffe boss would turn out to be a better egg than Hitler.”
Prince Charles visited the Iranian city of Bam in 2004 after an earthquake hit the city. However he visited in his capacity as the President of the British Red Cross rather than as a member of the Royal Household. Click to enlarge

Prince Charles visited the Iranian city of Bam in 2004 after an earthquake hit the city. However he visited in his capacity as the President of the British Red Cross rather than as a member of the Royal Household. Click to enlarge

Prince Charles Urged Not To Go To Iran

Royal Central — April 5, 2016

Prince Charles was urged by the Israel advocacy group “We Believe in Israel” (WBII), based in the UK, not to go any further with his planned visit to Iran.

It will be the first time a British royal has made an official visit to Iran in forty years, the last time being in 1975 when Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visited. Visits before this were in the years 1971 and 1961, made by Princess Anne, Prince Philip, and Her Majesty The Queen.

With this trip, announced back in March by The Sunday Times, Prince Charles hoped to “use his role as a diplomat to further encourage the relationship and dialogue between the two countries”. It was stated that the Prince of Wales hopes to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhanni and business leaders of the area; and also that he plans to visit the cities Isfahan and Shiraz. The last time Prince Charles visited was in 2004 after a horrible earthquake hit the city of Bam, fulfilling his duties as president of The British Red Cross.

According to The Jewish Chronicle, the director of WBII claimed that the organization was “disturbed” by the planned visit. He added, “We do not consider it appropriate for a member of the Royal Family to visit Iran and give credibility to the Iranian regime”. He also stated that the regime strongly practiced anti-Semitism, denied the Holocaust, and funded terrorist groups who called for the destruction of Israel.

WBII reached out to not only the Foreign Office but also The Prince’s private office, and asked them to reconsider the visit. “We find the proposed visit particularly strange as there has never been an official royal visit to Israel, the only democracy in the region.” After a meeting with the Iranian President back in March, Philip Hammond stated that “We are keen on taking practical measures for preparing the ground for the expansion of ties between the two countries.”

It is said that the Prince will tour the Islamic Republic during the autumn of this year. This trip serves the purposes of boosting trade and commercial ties between Iran and the U.K. and forming warmer relations between the two countries

 

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