MEK Iran: U.S. State Department Takes Action Against Assassins of Dr. Kazem Rajavi
13 Iranians who were involved in the assassination of Dr. Kazem Rajavi in Switzerland in 1999 have been named by the U.S. State Department. They now face visa restrictions preventing them from entering the U.S. “On August 21, the U.S. Department of State announced visa restrictions on 14 Iranian individuals for their involvement in gross violations of human rights on behalf of the Iranian regime, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.”
Today marks the annual Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. Terrorists must be held accountable and today we announce visa restrictions on 14 Iranian individuals for their involvement in gross violations of human rights on behalf of the Iranian regime.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) August 21, 2020
The statement from the State Department regarding Dr.Rajavi’s assassins went on to say “this action includes visa restrictions on 13 officials involved in a brutal and intricately planned assassination carried out in Switzerland in 1990 as part of Iran’s ongoing worldwide campaign of violence and terrorism.
These 13 individuals, who posed as Iranian diplomats, were acting under the highest orders of their government to silence opposition and show that no one is safe from the Iranian regime, no matter where they live.”
The names of the terrorist-assassins were revealed as:
- Ali Reza Bayani Hamadani;
- Ali Hadavi, Saeed Hemati;
- Ali Moslehiaraghi;
- Mahmoud Sajadian;
- Mohammad Said Rezvani;
- Mohsen Pourshafiee;
- Naser Pourmirzai
- Mohammad Reza Jazayeri;
- Mohsen Sharif Esfahani
- Said Danesh; and
- Yadollah Samadi
The U.S. Department of State announced visa restrictions for 14 Iranian individuals for their involvement in gross violations of human rights on behalf of the Iranian regime. #Iran#VictimsofTerrorismhttps://t.co/8dJYR8lxQW
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) August 22, 2020
The National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI)’s President-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, described what she said was a welcome decision as an “essential and effective step to combat terrorism and to safeguard the security of European countries.”
She added “the designation should be complemented by the blacklisting of those who ordered this crime: Ali Khamenei; the incumbent ministers of Intelligence and Foreign Affairs, Ali Fallahian and Ali Akbar Velayati; and Hassan Rouhani, the incumbent secretary of the Supreme Security Council.
Prosecution, punishment, and blacklisting of the murderers of Prof. Rajavi and the clerical regime’s leaders have been postponed for years by European countries, emboldening the regime to resort to further bloodshed and terrorism in Europe.”
.@A_Jafarzadeh: The U.S. State Department has designated 13 Iranian regime terrorists for their role in the assassination of Dr. Kazem Rajavi, the former representative of the NCRI in Geneva.#IranSanctions #UNSC #DisbandIRGChttps://t.co/ZP6IjFlcjw
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) August 26, 2020
The Iranian regime is quite aware of the potential for the Iranian resistance to awaken the Iranian population and organize its removal. That’s why it does its utmost to attack The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) and NCRI both physically and with propaganda. Its attacks on the MEK have included bloody executions, failed bombings, such as the one in July 2018 in Paris as well as individual assassinations like the one that was directed at Dr. Rajavi.
Dr. Rajavi was an unapologetic supporter and member of the MEK. The assassination of him in Switzerland led to an arrest warrant issued for the Iranian regime’s then Minister of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), Ali Falahian. Unfortunately at the same time, the 13 others who were directly involved in the assassination were allowed to return to Iran under the pretext of holding diplomatic passports.
The visa restrictions on these 13 Iranian officials by the U.S. State Department is a small step towards reversing the years of injustice perpetrated by the mullahs’ regime. It is the view of the Iranian Resistance movement that all those who were involved should be brought to justice.
Reporting by PMOI / MEK IranIran, August 22, 2020— These 13 terrorist-diplomats were responsible for the assassination…