After the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 under the wise leadership of Ayatollah Ruhullah Khomeini, the United States, the Zionist regime and Western-backed anti-Iranian terrorist organizations plotted many plots against Iran, such as economic sanctions, a coup, war, and the assassination of Iranian officials and scientific figures to undermine the growing power of the Islamic system.
Over the past four decades, Americans, Zionists and anti-Iranian terrorists have spared no effort to harm Iran’s security and carry out their evil plans.
Since the 1979 revolution, the Islamic Republic of Iran has suffered greatly from terrorism, while the MKO has spearheaded the campaign of terrorism against Iranian civilians and government officials.
As the greatest victim of terrorism, the Islamic Republic of Iran has faced many terrorist tragedies such as the bombing of the Iranian Prime Minister’s office in 1981, the martyrdom of more than 17,000 civilians by terrorist groups and the martyrdom of great nuclear scientists in recent years.
1981 bombing of the presidential office:
1979-1982 were the bloodiest years for the newly established Islamic Republic of Iran, in terms of the number of assassinations of Iranian political figures, theoreticians and clerics.
On August 29, 1981, the anti-Iranian terrorist organization Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MKO) detonated a bomb at Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar’s office on Pasteur Street in downtown Tehran, martyring senior Iranian officials, including Prime Minister Bahonar, President Mohammad Ali Rajaei as well as other officials including Tehran Police Chief Hooshang Vahiddastjerdi who held a security meeting there.
The explosion destroyed the first floor. Due to their severe burns, the corpses were not easily identifiable. Rajaei and Bahonar were identified by their teeth.
Subsequent investigations revealed that Kashmiri was an agent of the MKO, who infiltrated the office of the then Prime Minister disguised as a state security agent.
This terrorist attack came nearly two months after another massive deadly attack on June 28, 1981, known as the Haft-e Tir bombing of the Islamic Republic Party headquarters in Tehran, which killed more of seventy senior Iranian officials, including Iran’s Chief Justice Mohammad. Beheshti. The MKO was also blamed for the Haft-e Tir bombing.
August 29 is commemorated in Iran as National Counter-Terrorism Day and the week ending on the anniversary of the attack has been named Government Week in the Iranian calendar.
MKO spearheading terrorist campaign against Iran:
The Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community. After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the MKO started its hostility against Iran by killing over 17,000 Iranians and carrying out terrorist activities.
Its members fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where their leaders Maryam Rajavi and Massoud Rajavi received support from former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
They fought alongside the Ba’athist army against their Iranian compatriots and their agents carried out numerous assassinations against Iranian civilians and government officials throughout the 8-year Iraqi-imposed war against Iran between 1980 and 1988.
In Saddam’s war against Iran, MKO members provided intelligence to Iraq and even attacked Iran militarily with an army composed of their members.
Saddam’s Baathist regime had provided them with a camp called Camp Ashraf in Diyala province where they were trained and plotted terrorist attacks against Iraqis and fellow Iranians.
After the overthrow of Saddam’s regime following the US invasion in 2003, the remaining members of the MKO faced massive anger from many Iraqis for their previous cooperation with the former Saddam regime so that their backers American and European funds had to move them to a new camp in Albania to use them as future proxies against the Islamic Republic.
These members, who managed to escape, revealed the scandalous means of accessing MKO’s money, coming almost exclusively from Saudi Arabia.
Western safe haven for MKO terrorists:
In 2012, the US State Department removed the MKO from its list of designated terrorist organizations under intense lobbying by groups associated with Saudi Arabia and other regimes opposed to Iran.
In recent years, the United States and France have publicly shown their support for the MKO.
Current MKO leader Maryam Rajavi, who took over as head of the organization after the suspicious and unannounced death of her husband, held meetings with senior US officials, including former security adviser National John Bolton and former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. They also held rallies in France attended by senior US officials.
Several members of the terrorist group and its leaders now live in France, carrying out activities freely.
Its members now operate freely and plot against their homeland with the support of the governments of the Western countries where they reside with the United States and France in the lead.
Iranian scientists victims of “Western-sponsored terrorism”:
After the victory of the Islamic Revolution and especially in recent years, leading Iranian nuclear scientists have fallen victim to state terrorism sponsored by the CIA and Mossad intelligence agencies.
Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists Masoud Alimohammadi, Majid Shahriari, Darioush Rezaeinejad and Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan were brutally murdered, while another Fereydoon Abbasi was injured in an attempted murder.
On November 27, 2020, Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a prominent Iranian scientist and head of the Defense Ministry’s Innovation and Research Organization, was assassinated in the eastern suburbs of Tehran.
The terrorists used sophisticated weapons and complicated methods to carry out the ambush against Dr. Fakhrizadeh’s escort convoy.
The meticulousness and complexity of the attack clearly demonstrate that the agent of the Zionist regime was behind this terrorist act.