Iran has been linked to terrorism since 1979. It carried out tens of different terrorist operations within its borders, the region, and in the world. This is not an extreme description. Asia has witnessed dozens of terrorist operations in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Iraq and elsewhere. European countries also were exposed to such operations such as France, Germany, and Austria in which terrorists targeted local citizens and figures of the Iranian opposition. In North America, Iran targeted the United States and launched other attempts in Canada. In Latin America, the Iranian terrorism hit Argentina, and African nations like Nigeria, Kenya and others just like Australia suffered the Iranian aggressiveness and terrorism.
In addition to the militias and death squads supported by Iran, many Iranian political and military officials have been blacklisted and added to the “wanted” lists on charges related to terrorism. Some of these figures are still in office and assume top positions in the country.
For instance, Argentinean authorities demanded over the past week from a number of countries, which are likely to be visited by Ali Akbar Velayati, former Iranian Foreign Minister and current political advisor of Khamenei to arrest him for his involvement in Amia Explosion, which occurred in 1994, killing 85 people. Argentina requested from East Asian countries such as Malaysia and Singapore to hand over their Iranian guest to the Argentinean authorities in Buenos Aires for trial as issued by the investigating judge in Argentina and registered with the International Police, “Interpol”.
Velayati was not the only Iranian figure accused of involvement in terrorist operations in Argentina. Other prominent figures were also involved like Ahmad Vahidi, former commander of Al-Quds Forces, then former Minister of Defense in 2009, and now Director of Strategic Studies Center in the armed forces. Mohsen Rabbani, cultural attaché in Iran’s Embassy in Buenos Aires and Personal Representative of the Iranian Supreme Leader for Latin American affairs, was accused of facilitating the terrorist attack. Ali Fallahian, former Intelligence Minister, was also accused of being behind the assassination of anti-Iranian of Kurdish origins in Mykonos restaurant in Berlin in 1992. Finally, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former President and chairperson of the Expediency Council of the current regime, was accused of being involved in the terrorist attack in Argentina and is wanted for trial.
This case has become more complicated when Alberto Nisman, the investigating judge was found dead in his apartment. At the beginning, the Argentinean authorities declared that he had committed suicide, but later recanted and declared that Nisman was murdered, with all finger-pointing at Tehran. Investigations revealed that he had received repeated threats shortly before he was murdered, which raises suspicions about the Iranian regime involvement in the crime.
Indeed, what has been mentioned about the Iranian security and judicial prosecutions file is just a drop in the bucket. Many current Iranian officials, such as Minister of Interior Affairs, commander of the Revolutionary Guards, commander of Al-Qods Force and tens of other Iranian high-ranking officials are blacklisted and wanted for the International police for trial. In fact, this reflects the nature of the Iranian regime and its requirements for senior positions, which might be having a criminal record as a major qualification to assume those positions. Based on that assumption, we can understand the Iranian foreign policy toward countries of the region and the world. The way of thinking of the ruling class, reasons, and motives of the continuing support of unrest and violence, terrorism, spy cells, fueling sectarian conflicts and tense relations with most countries of the world, are all evidence about the Iranian red-handed regime.
All in all, the psychological hostility toward others is controlling the political trends in Iran. The benchmark of this hostility depends on the geographical proximity of this psychology, centered in the Khomeinite Tehran. Therefore, Tehran has tense relations with all neighboring countries, which seems to continue with the Supreme Leadership regime’s policy of diverting its people’s attention from internal problems, and adopting an aggressive policy of murder and destruction, with complete condone and cover up of many countries and organizations of the world!
Translated Material: Alwatan News