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MEK Iran: Death of Commander of Terrorist Quds Force Suleimani an Irreparable Blow to Iran Regime

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Qassem Soleimani and-Abu Mahdi Mohandes were killed in US air-strike on January 3, 2020, in Iraq

On January 3, 2020, Qassem Soleimani the notorious commander of terrorist Quds Force, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, commander of terrorist Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah, was killed in US airstrike in Iraq.

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Iran backed militia stormed at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

MEK Iran: Iranian Regime and Its Proxy Forces in Iraq Attack U.S Embassy

Iran backed militia stormed at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

Iran backed militia stormed at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. The attack was orchestrated by terrorists – Abu Mahdi al Muhandis and Qays al-Khazali – and abetted by Iranian proxies – Hadi al Amari and Faleh al-Fayyad. All are seen outside the embassy.

On December 31, 2019, the Newsmax TV interviews Alireza Jafarzahdeh from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) regarding the attack on the US embassy in Baghdad and the Iranian regime’s role in the attack. Mr. Jafarzadeh in response to a question about the situation in Iraq said:

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Terrorists attack the US Embassy

U.S Makes No Distinction Between the Iranian Regime and Its Proxies

Iran backed proxy groups are attacking the US Embassy in Baghdad, the graffiti reads: “Qasim Suleimani, the Commander of the Terrorist Quds Force, is my leader”

Following the U.S. airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria, three U.S. senior State Department officials hold a telephone news conference on Monday, regarding the airstrikes and the role of the Iranian regime and its proxy militias in terrorist activities. The first senior official said that “we are not going to let Iran get away with using a proxy force to an attack to attack America interests, and we will hold Iran accountable for these attacks, which we have done,”

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Ebrahim Raisi, the then caretaker of AQR, offers Qassem Soleimani, commander of terrorist Quds Force, the highest honorary title of AQR, July 21, 2018, Mashhad, Iran

Iran Regime Uses Religious Foundations to Spread Terrorism and Extremist Policies

Ebrahim Raisi, the then caretaker of AQR, offers Qassem Soleimani, commander of terrorist Quds Force, the highest honorary title of AQR, July 21, 2018, Mashhad, Iran

Ebrahim Raisi, the then caretaker of AQR, offers Qassem Soleimani, commander of terrorist Quds Force, the highest honorary title of AQR, July 21, 2018, Mashhad, Iran

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main opposition to the Iranian regime, has been exposing the Iranian regime’s crimes for many years. It has revealed information that even foreign intelligence agencies have been unable to find out.

In a report on its website, the NCRI has explained the role of a so-called “religious foundation” with regards to the regime’s terrorism and extremist activities.

It also uses NGOs and religious foundations to recruit spies in Western countries and to attract terrorists to work on foreign missions. The networks it uses are complicated and appear to have no surface link to Iran, giving the regime the distance it needs to hide connections.

Because of the nature of the organizations, they are not monitored or subjected to any sort of financial scrutiny.

Astan-e Quds Razavi (AQR) is a religious and financial foundation that the regime uses to further its ambitions. In fact, it is one of the most important foundations for the Iranian regime with regard to the financing of terrorism and fundamentalism. The foundation is also used by the regime to recruit mercenaries and spies and is the perfect way for the regime to do so without being flagged.

The NCRI pointed out that former US Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt was recruited through an organization funded by the AQR.

The NCRI highlights that the foundation’s massive income is from “the people’s centuries-long financial endowments to the shrine of Shiite Islam’s 8th leader, Imam Reza”.

Earlier this year, a government official in Iran admitted that there are four institutions in Iran that control approximately two-thirds of the country’s national wealth. Behzad Nabavi said that this includes the “Executive Headquarters of Imam’s Directive (Setad Ejraie Farman Imam), Khatam-ol-Anbiay Base, Astan-e Quds and Foundation of the Oppressed and Disabled”. He emphasized that these organizations have nothing to do with the government.

AQR may not be the richest organization in the country, but it does have the biggest Islamic financial endowment. It manages all of the endowments that have been made over the years. In the past four decades, there have only been three custodians. No one has the authority (other than the Supreme Leader) to audit AQR and it is exempt from tax.

Tens upon thousands of people are employed by the organization and it owns 43 percent of real estate in Mashhad. It also has considerable land assets across the rest of the country, with a value of approximately 20 billion dollars. AQR also has oil rigs of which it has full control. Same for imports and exports and a number of mines across the country.

AQR is known to finance an institution that was sanctioned by the US State Department earlier this year – New Horizon. New Horizon, according to the NCRI, provides “cultural cover for the Quds Force’s terrorist acts” and obtains “security intelligence”. New Horizon has also played a major role in the Iranian regime’s disinformation campaign seeking to discredit the Iranian Resistance.

New Horizon was the organization that recruited Monica Witt who has provided the regime with classified intelligence about her colleagues and other US intelligence resources.

AQR has also been actively funding and providing logistical and material support to terrorist groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah group.

Raisi, the current judiciary chief and former AQR custodian, has previously spoken about the importance of AQR’s cultural projects in Lebanon. In reality, what has been happening is that more agents were being recruited by the regime.

In May this year, state-run media reported that the current custodian of the organization, Ahmad Marvai, met with the families of deceased members of terrorist organizations including Hezbollah. AQR has long been supporting the families of Iranian agents that died during missions abroad.

With regard to the Iranian regime’s promotion of Islamic extremist activities in Africa, AQR has played a major role. The head of the organization’s Office of International Relations and Cooperation, Mullah Mohammad Mehdi Sibavi, met with a Hezbollah official in March last year to speak about cooperation between the two countries, declaring that they would start projects in Africa that same year.

Ibrahim Zakzaki is the regime’s Shiite leader in Nigeria and he was trained by the mullahs. His mindset is that of the Supreme Leader and he adheres to the Iranian regime’s policies. AQR officials have claimed that Iran’s African operations extend beyond Nigeria, citing Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Kenya, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Malawi, and Uganda as major areas in which the regime is concentrating on.

The Iranian regime uses any means possible to spread its malign intentions. As the NCRI describes it, “domestic repression, terrorism and Islamic extremism and warmongering in the region are part of the regime’s DNA”. They are the regime’s pillars and without these the regime will collapse.

The massive resources of the AQR Foundation have been plundered. Donations and endowments made by Iranians over the years were supposed to go towards humanitarian projects, not terrorist operations. How is it possible that the state uses a charitable organization for such malign activities?

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Hossein Abedini during a news conference in London-2016

The Iranian Regime’s Recent Terror Plot Stirs Memories of Previous Attacks on European Soil

Hossein Abedini during a news conference in London-2016

Hossein Abedini, – At a press conference on March 7, 2016, in London – Archive Photo

Hossein Abedini, member of the Iranian parliament in exile and part of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, the 24th of July. The piece, entitled ‘Iranian Terror on European Soil’, recounts the harrowing attempt on his life in 1990.

On March 14th, Abedini was in Istanbul. He was in a car, traveling to the international airport before a flight. He remembers how on this journey, without warning, a car blocked the road in front of the vehicle. At the same moment, another car approached Abedini’s vehicle from behind, and two armed men jumped out.

In a moment of panic, Hossein rushed them, armed with nothing but his briefcase. As one assailant’s gun jammed, the other was able to fire at Abedini nine times. Abedini was badly hurt, and the injuries he sustained left him fighting for his life. He was taken to Istanbul’s International Hospital where he remained in a coma for 40 days.

Mistaken Identity

As Hossein lay in a hospital in Istanbul, his survival uncertain, the state-run media in Tehran was reporting that Mohammed Mohaddessin had been killed in Istanbul. Mohaddessin was the chairman of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee.

It became clear that Mohaddessin had been the intended target of the attack. Even as the Iranian regime realized that it had failed in its objectives, and Abedini had survived the attack, it sent agents to finish the job. Hossein recalls how “one on occasion agents disguised themselves as Turkish police; on another, they pretended to be friends coming to visit”.

Abedini survived the initial attack, and the subsequent plots against his life while he remained in hospital, but, he explains, many were not so fortunate. In 1990, the same year that gunmen opened fire on Abedini, Kazem Rajavi, a human-rights activist, was killed in Geneva. Two years later, several Kurdish activists would also be shot and killed in plots that would later be linked to the Iranian leadership.

Déjà vu

The recently foiled terror plot in Europe evokes flashbacks of the bloody killings and state-sanctioned terror plots of the 80s and 90s. The Iranian regime attempted to detonate a bomb at the Iranian opposition’s Free Iran Gathering in Paris on June 30th. Belgian authorities arrested a Belgian couple of Iranian descent with more than 1lb of explosives and a detonator in their possession.

The pair received the explosives, along with their instructions, from Assadollah Assadi, a station chief for Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) operating in Vienna. He had met with the couple in Luxemburg in June and given them detailed instructions to attack the Free Iran Gathering.

The annual gathering drew a crowd of more than 100,000 NCRI and MEK supporters from around the globe. Delegations of politicians, journalists, and activists were present from the US, Canada, the UK, France, and many other nations. While it is unclear at this moment exactly who the targets of the plot were, it is evident that the consequences would have been catastrophic.

Deafening Silence

Abedini goes on to call the plot, “the most recent example of Iran using diplomatic cover to plot terrorism in the heart of Europe”. Assadi’s role as a diplomat at the Iranian embassy in Vienna means he was free to carry out covert activities in Europe under the cover of diplomatic immunity.

Even once he was detained by German authorities, state-run media outlets in Iran which serve as mouthpieces for the regime condemned the incident suggesting that the “dignity of the Iranian passport had been sullied”. European authorities have uncovered evidence of Iranian diplomats’ involvement in planning terror attacks on European soil. Abedini questions why, in the face of this startling and concerning evidence, “are European governments remaining silent in the aftermath?” He added, “how far are they willing to go to appease the theocracy ruling Iran?”

Abedini urges the European heads of state to realize that they “can’t conduct business as usual with a state that has institutionalized terrorism as statecraft”. The foiled plot has exposed Iran’s embassies in Europe as “centers of terrorism and espionage”.

In Abendini’s eyes, European governments must expel Iran’s diplomats and intelligence agents and release the details of their investigations to the public. Only then can “the world cripples the Iranian regime’s terror machine”.

Staff Writer

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