- "Shah Pahlavi, Sha'baan Ja'fari and SAVAK take over to terrorize citizens and protect capitalist oil interests. But was that their only motive?"
- ―Cluster #5
Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavi, Shah of Iran and Persia (25 October 1919 – 27 July 1980), ruled Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. He was the second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi of the Iranian monarchy.
With the help of hired actors and agents such as Sha'baan Ja'fari, Abstergo Industries orchestrated the 1953 coup against the prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh alongside the CIA, in order to place Pahlavi into complete power and ensure their oil interests. The Shah then began his absolute reign by forming SAVAK, a secret police that brutally tortured all those who would speak against him.