Albania Expels an Iranian Secret Agent
Ehsan Bidi, a secret agent of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS), has been expelled from Albania and has been deported to Greece.
Bidi was deserted from the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK)‘s Ashraf 3 in Albania. A little probing reveals that Bidi got his passport through the MOIS/VEVAK (Ministry of Intelligence and Security) after posing as a refugee on October 16th, 2013. The purpose of Bidi’s entry into Albania was to spy on the Iranian opposition (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Maryam Rajavi: “The Albanian Government’s expulsion of two Iranian regime’s diplomats is a courageous and commendable step in combating terrorism and ensuring the security of the people of #Albania and #Iranian refugees. https://t.co/3lcnslgmux via @stopfundamentalism #MEK #Iran pic.twitter.com/2ebQd3GVqx
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) August 13, 2020
Bidi’s ascendancy from opposition fighter to spy started after he was transferred from the Ashraf MEK base in Iraq to the Mohajer Hotel where he was contacted and recruited b Iran’s MOIS. He was transferred through several countries through 2013, finally ending up in Albania after transiting Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Turkey again, Romania, and finally to Albania.
Bidi was born in 1977. Many in his family were executed after he supported the (PMOI / MEK Iran). He left Iran for the MEK Ashraf base in Iran. It was after attacks on the Ashraf base by Iraqi forces that Bidi fled to the Mohajer Hotel in Baghdad where it seems he was recruited by the Iranian MOIS.
Bidi is just one of several Iranian citizens who have been expelled by the Albanian authorities.
Mohamed Peimanemati and Seyed Ahmad Hosseini, both diplomatic officials at Iran’s Embassy in Tirana, have both been expelled from Albania. Both these operatives were in contact with the now-deceased Quds force supreme chief, Qassem Soleimani.
• #Albania Expels Two #Iran'ian Regime Diplomats for 'Harming' National Security
Albania says it has expelled two Iranian diplomats for national security reasons, with a U.S. official saying one was #Tehran’s ambassador to the Balkan country.https://t.co/rHDhdvktLY pic.twitter.com/mRaVtaSFIl
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) December 20, 2018
Hosseini was a member of the IRGC in Iran, and his diplomatic status in Albania served as a cover for clandestine activities and espionage in that country.
Peimanemati was a member of the MOIS operational unit. His position as an adviser to the Iranian Embassy in Tirana meant that he could operate more clandestinely, and was accused of organizing terrorist acts in the E.U.
Another person to be expelled from Albania was Danial Kassraei. He was expelled for being suspected as an MOIS agent. Kassraei had dual Iranian and Italian passports. According to the anti-terror agents in Albania, he was regarded as exceptionally dangerous and someone who would violate public safety at the drop of a hat.
Kassraei, a 29-year-old, has attempted to recruit MEK members numerous times on behalf of the Iranian regime. He was a frequent visitor to the Mujahideen camp in Manza, Durrës. He will be not allowed to return to Albania for at least 15 years.
Last, but not least are two senior Iranian diplomats, Ambassador Gholamhossein Mohammadnia and Mostafa Roudaki, who were expelled from Albania in December 2018 after being accused of attacking Albania during a Bektashi holiday.
PM @ediramaal at a press conf with @jensstoltenberg of the @NATO referred 2the recent expulsion of 2of the #Iranian regime’s“diplomats,de-facto terrorists,for“activity incompatible with their diplomatic status” – a phrase that has previously been used in cases of spying.#FreeIran pic.twitter.com/NmdKpVXcbe
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) January 30, 2020
Tags: Disinformation Campaign, Iran Diplomat Terrorist, Iran Opposition, IRGC, MEK, Mujahedin-e Khalq, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), NCRI, People's Mojahedin organization of Iran, PMOI