Iranian astronaut as mission commander to the ISS

Jasmin Moghbeli, an astronaut of Iranian descent selected by NASA as the mission commander to the (International space station) ISS.

I am very pleased that Iranian-born astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli has been chosen as the commander of the NASA mission currently working on the International Space Station. The selection of an Iranian woman as a leader for such a momentous assignment is an honor for all Iranians. I congratulate Lieutenant Colonel Commander Jasmin Moghbeli as well as her family and send my best wishes for her continuous success and happiness.

Farah Pahlavi

Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award

Presentation of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor International Humanitarian Award 2023

Her Majesty the Shahbanou of Iran is the 2023 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor International Humanitarian Award.  The award was presented to Her Majesty the Shahbanou at a reception on May 13, 2023, by the Ellis Island Honors Society Chairman Nasser Kazeminy.  At the presentation of the Medal to Her Majesty Chairman Kazeminy said:

“As a child of Iran, I wanted to personally express my gratitude to Her Majesty for her tireless work on behalf of those less fortunate and her efforts to secure freedom for our people.  Your Majesty is an icon of bravery, leadership, and service, and tonight, we are truly blessed to be in the presence of such greatness and Generosity of spirit.”

Your Majesty, as Chairman of the Ellis Island Honors Society, I’m proud and humbled to present you with the International Humanitarian Award.”
In response, Her Majesty remarked:

“Thank you, Chairman Kazeminy and the distinguished Ellis Island Honor Society.  I am happy to be here with you all and to celebrate our work to better the world.  I am also grateful to the United States of America for being a refuge of democracy and freedom for so many people.  I dedicate this award to the women of Iran who are courageously fighting for equality and freedom from oppression… “Woman Life Freedom”
with the hope that light will overcome darkness.”

The passing of Doctor Firouz Naderi

It is with great sadness that I learned about the untimely death of the distinguished compatriot, Firoz Naderi. Despite decades of distance, his love and attachment to Iran was a clear example of loyalty to his hometown, a point that Prince Reza and I witnessed when we met him at my home in Paris years ago, a bond that continues to exist in these years. stayed in place

The position he reached in space science is a source of pride for me and all Iranians, and his place is empty for all of us.

I offer my heartfelt condolences to Naderi’s dear family and countless friends for this tragic event.

First female architect at the Academie des Beaux-Arts

At the invitation of Ms. Anne Démians, the first female architect to be inducted into the Académie des beaux-arts in the architectural department, Her Majesty Queen Farah Pahlavi, a long-time member of the Academy, attended Ms. Demians induction ceremonies on January 18, 2023.

Her Majesty Queen Farah Pahlavi and M. Anne Demians

The funeral of His Late Majesty King Constantine II

The funeral of His Late Majesty King Constantine II, the last king of Greece.

“On January 16, 2023, and by invitation of Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi attended the funeral of His Late Majesty King Constantine II, last king of Greece who reigned for only three years before being forced into exile in 1967. His sister-in-law, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark; his sister, Sofia, former Queen of Spain; and his second cousin Princess Anne were among the many royalties present that day.”

Queen Farah Pahlavi Message To the People of Iran

My beloved sons and daughters,

I have intensely been following your heroic face-off with hope and anxiety, hour by hour, against the forces of darkness and the harrowing savage crackdown. The murder of Mahsa Amini and so many other of my young compatriots is devastating. My compassion and condolences go out to their families. Though heavyhearted, I take strength in seeing Iran back on its feet and rising up against ferocious forces. Our youth yearn and deserve to live in the era in which they are born, and I proudly salute their bravery, sacrifice and struggle for freedom and equality.  As a mother, I call upon all factions of the security forces, the Army, the Pasdaran, the Basiji, the plainclothes and others, whatever their conviction may be, to refrain from further bloodshed of their young compatriots.
Light will prevail upon darkness.

Installation of Mr. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh

On June 13, 2022, Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi,  Foreign Associate Member of the Academie des Belles Artes, Institut de France, attended a ceremony in Paris for the installation of the Mr. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh,  the first Emirati to join this academy as Associate Foreign Member of “The Academy of Moral and Political Sciences” ( l’academie des sciences morales et politiques).

Her Majesty Farah was accompanied by Mr. Frederic Mitterand former  Minister of Culture and Communication of France.
Photographer ©Olivier Jacquet – Académie des sciences morales et politiques
Photographer ©Olivier Jacquet
Académie des sciences morales et politiques