Iran TerrorismIranian TV host admits Regime’s attempts to assassinate opponents...

Iranian TV host admits Regime’s attempts to assassinate opponents abroad


Iran Focus

London, 21 Feb – Iranian state television has admitted the Regime’s barbarous attempts to assassinate political dissidents abroad.

This revelation came during Vahid Yaminpour’s talk show on February 16, on which Anis al-Naqqash was a guest.

Al-Naqqash, who is best known for training the former head of the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, indicated that he had been imprisoned in France, while Yaminpour clarified the reason behind the imprisonment.

He said: “A year after the Iranian revolution, al-Naqqash went to France on a mission to assassinate Shapour Bakhtiar, the Prime Minister under the Shah. The operation did not succeed and he was arrested and imprisoned for several years.”

This is the first time that these illegal executions have ever been confirmed on Regime television, although in 2014, the Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi confessed to assassinating Regime opponents on foreign soil, including Abdul Rauf Rigi, the leader of Jaysh al-Nasr Baluchi in Pakistan.

Al-Naqqash was jailed for ten years in France for trying to kill the former Prime Minister of Iran, who was a political opponent.

This assassination attempt was unsuccessful but on August 6, 1991, Bakhtiar was assassinated at his Paris home.

His private secretary, a neighbour and a policeman were also killed in the attack.

Two of the murderers escaped to Iran but a third, Ali Vakili Rad, was arrested in Switzerland and extradited to France.

He was sentenced to life in prison in 1994.

However, he was later released in 2009 in exchange for the release of a hostage, Clotilde Reiss, a French teacher.

Reiss was arrested for participating in protests against the rigged Iranian election.


Latest news

Iran Regime’s Response to Protests Censorship and Violence

The Iranian regime’s leadership has reacted to the ongoing wave of protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, the...

Iran’s New Generation Seeks Nothing but Regime Change

In a silly and desperate statement, the Iranian regime’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian claimed that nothing special is going...

Iran’s Youths Broke the Spell of Fear

One of the main characteristics of the recent protests in Iran is the courage and fearlessness of the people,...

Iran Is on the Brink of a Revolution

The wall of fear has been broken. In many cities across Iran, women are taking to the streets, leading...

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Must read

Iran wants to keep sexes apart in hospitals

AFP: Iran's conservative government is encouraging doctors and nurses...

Iran warships dock in Sudan

AFP: Two Iranian warships docked in Port Sudan on...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you