Iranian media calls Queen a ‘war criminal’ and compares her to Hitler


The country’s media claimed Queen’s death had inflated a wave of anti-monarchist sentiment around the world.

Queen Elizabeth II waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee pageant on June 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

From: Pramod Thomas

Iranian state publications and TV channels called the queen a war criminal and compared her to Adolf Hitler and “some American presidents”, according to media reports.

The country’s media claimed Queen’s death had inflated a wave of anti-monarchist sentiment around the world.

Iranian Channel 1 host Pejman Karimi said Queen’s death was “good news for the oppressed people of the world”.

He described his legacy as “full of crime, abomination and filth”.

On his show, Foad Izadi of the University of Tehran called the monarch “one of the greatest criminals in the history of mankind”.

“Perhaps, in light of her 70 years on the throne, she should be included in the same list as Hitler.”

“From a certain point of view, we should be sad that this person died because he died without being judged, without being punished and without paying for his crimes.”

Meanwhile, Tehran has avoided any official comment on Queen Elizabeth II’s death. But some Iranians have expressed outright hostility, accusing Britain of supporting the regime of the late shah.

The country’s state television reported the bare minimum on the death on Thursday (8), with just a brief announcement accompanied by archival footage and photographs.

Queen Elizabeth visited Iran in 1961, staying at the magnificent Golestan Palace in Tehran. She also visited Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis, accompanied by Farah Pahlavi, then empress.

Elizabeth’s son Charles – now Britain’s King Charles III – visited Iran on a humanitarian mission following the devastating 2003 earthquake in Bam, southern -est, which claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people.

(with AFP inputs)

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