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Mohammad Hossein Sobhani

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Mohammad Hossein Sobhani is yet another agent of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS). From the very first days of his cooperation with the PMOI/MEK he was always considered suspicious by PMOI/MEK officials and members. When his contact with the Iranian regime and his terrorist mission to assassinate the PMOI/MEK leader was unveiled, he said he wanted to leave the PMOI/MEK and in the Iran-Iraq border he fled from a PMOI/MEK base but was arrested by Iraqi security forces. Sometime later he returned to Iran through legal procedures. The moment he returned to Iran he was taken to Tehran’s Hotel Marmar and placed under intense and special training by the mullahs’ VEVAK/MOIS to carry out missions abroad. He was then briefed and dispatched to Germany.From then on this VEVAK/MOIS agent intensified his actions against the PMOI/MEK and became a serious element of the mullahs’ regime in their smear campaign against the PMOI/MEK.

An Iranian reporter by the name of Mahmoud Masoudi, who was in contact with Sobhani and other such agents for 7 years and left their ranks in 2002, wrote a letter to then UN High Commissioner of Refugees Ruud Lobers referring to Mohammad Hossein Sobhani and shed light on the newly dispatched network of agents working for the VEVAK/MOIS. In his letter he unveiled many VEVAK/MOIS plans and said he was interested in his interview with Mohammad Hossein Sobhani that I sought to follow up on the issue to the very end to see where it will all lead to. Sobhani stipulated that his “calling” in the countries abroad was to launch a campaign against the PMOI/MEK and Mr. Massoud Rajavi himself, and the most important issue is to attack Mr. Rajavi. He would also say he has a responsibility to organize other “PMOI/MEK defectors” who “flee” from Iran… at the same time I realized that another individual by the name of Massoud Khodabandeh, who also claimed his main responsibility was to fight against the PMOI/MEK, had gone from the United Kingdom to east Germany to help with the refugee status of Mohammad Hossein Sobhani and members of his team.The terrorist measures carried out by Sobhani include attacking Iranian refugees with knives on June 17, 2007 in Paris’ Fiap Hall. He carried out this attack along with other Iranian regime agents including Javad Firuzmand and Shadanlu, and they were all arrested by French police.

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 Sobhani in prison in Paris for attacking PMOI/MEK supporters


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Individual accompanying VEVAK/MOIS agent Mohammad Hossein Sobhani seen with a knife in his hand while fleeing from the police


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Iranian Resistance supporter wounded after being attacked with a knife


On November 18, 2011 this VEVAK/MOIS agent and others like him were rushed to Iraq to take part in the ridiculous shows and scenes outside of Ashraf flared. They actually expressed their gratitude to then Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his government for attacking Camp Ashraf and massacring the residents. They have travelled to Baghdad many times and have been briefed directly by the VEVAK/MOIS.

The mullahs’ intelligence provided a significant amount of money to these agents in Baghdad and Europe to continue their activities against the PMOI/MEK. However, Sobhani and two other agents usually stole most of the money, leaving many other agents in discontent.

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Mohammad Hossein Sobhani seen on a mission setting the stage for an attack on Camp Ashraf in Iraq


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VEVAK/MOIS agent Mohammad Hossein Sobhani, along with a number of other agents, in a ridiculous show against the PMOI/MEK in Paris


Currently Sobhani is in charge of the new VEVAK/MOIS recruits, and by staging sessions and launching various associations, websites and blogs such as the “Pen Society” and “Fanus Society” in Germany, and “Yaran Society” in France to recruit new members and demonize and spy on Iranian refugees, especially the PMOI/MEK and National Council of Resistance of Iran.

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