Mohammad Hussein Naghdi was appointed by the Khomeini regime in July 1981 as the charge´ d’affaires in the Iranian embassy in Rome. But eight months later, in March 1982, he left the embassy and sided with the Iranian Resistance, joining the NCRI delegation in Italy. In 1984, he was promoted and appointed as the representative of the NCRI in Italy.
Naghdi was an advocate of the PMOI policies flared up the rage of the ayatollahs who eventually decided to assassinate him. The Iranian regime prepared several assassination plans on Naghdi, but those attempts availed nothing.
In March 1993, the Iranian regime sent its death squad disguised as diplomats to Rome. At 9:30 a.m. March 16, 1993 while driving to his office, Naghdi came under attack by the motorcycle-riding terrorists in Rome’s Elba Circle and was killed in cold blood.