Iranian Washingtonians Getting Ready To Party! Is Ayatollah Khamenei Taking Off? Really?

Iranian Americans of Washington, DC and the rest of the world are cautiously happy and getting ready for the good News to be confirmed 🙂

According to Radio Netherlands, A Dutch Radio News, Shahrzad News (in Farsi), an Iranian News site, and a brief coverage of it on Huffington Post, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei could flee to Russia should the situation in his country continue to spiral out of control.

If the News turns out to be true, it will be a fantastic News for the people of Iran living in and out of the country. For sure, it will be a good News for the region and the rest of the world.

Since the death of the previous supreme leader, Khamenei has become the new Shah — hated by so many that it seems implausible that Iranian elites will ever be able to operate without much distrust and fear of each other. If Khamenei does depart the country, it would be another deja vu for Iranians old enough to remember the historic event in Iranian history: Jan. 16, 1979, when the Iranian Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi fled Iran following an increase in violent protests. The anniversary of that event is coming up soon.

I wonder who will take over? Mir Hossein Mousavi or Ali Akbar Rafsanjani post Khamenei ?

Will keep you posted of the parties in DC if this is true.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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