Exclusive..Iran- where terrorists are glorified and promoted

Iran..where terrorists are glorified and promoted


Mohammad Hossein Naqdi represented the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Italy. He was assassinated in 1992 in Rome by a terrorist team dispatched by the Iranian regime. One of the members of the assassination team was Brigadier General Ghafoor Darjezi (formerly known as Amir Mansour Bozorgian and later nicknamed Mostafa Modbar). Ghafoor Darjezi played a direct role in at least two terrorist operations in Vienna, Austria, and in Rome, Italy. Darjezi was celebrated and promoted after returning to Iran.

During the 37th Clerical Regime Book Award Ceremony in mid-February 2009, attended by President Hassan Rouhani and several other Iranian regime officials, a peculiar news item caught eyes: The book entitled Coffee House Painting by Mohsen Kazemi was voted as the award winner of the ceremony. This so-called book is the memoirs of the well-known terrorist Kazem Darabi who led the high-profile Mykonos restaurant assassination in Germany. In the following photo of the ceremony, Kazem Darabi is seen in the fourth row behind Hassan Rouhani.

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Terrorist Kazem Darabi is the winner of the best book award ceremony attended by Hassan Rouhani


Of course, this is not the first time a murderer terrorist is honored in Iran. In this article, we will review other terrorists who were praised and promoted by the cleric regime in Iran.


1. Ghafoor Darjezi (Amir Mansour Bozorgian)


Another Iranian regime terrorist who was promoted to a high position after returning to Iran is Brigadier General Ghafoor Darjezi, formerly known as Amir Mansour Bozorgian and nicknamed “Mustafa Modbar.” He had been involved in at least two terrorist attacks in Vienna, Austria, and Rome in Italy.

Ghafoor Darjazi was a member of the assassination team of Abdul Rahman Qasemlou, secretary general of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and his entourage in July 1989 in Vienna. The crime was committed by three of the Iranian regime’s embassy envoys and was commanded by Mohammad Jafar Sahraroudi. Amir Mansour Bozorgian was arrested and Jafari Sahraroudi was hospitalized because of the injuries he sustained during the assassination operation; a third terrorist Mostafavi Lajevardi managed to leave Austria.

Eventually, with the direct intervention of the Iranian regime’s foreign ministry and the Iranian ambassador to Austria, the Austrian police allowed Sahraroudi to leave the hospital and taking residence at the Iranian embassy in Austria. After intensive Iranian regime efforts in blackmail and coercive negotiations with the Austrian government, Amir Mansour Bozorgian’s detention order was revoked and he left Austria for Iran.  The Austrian government however later issued an international arrest warrant for Amir Mansour Bozorgian (Ghafoor Darjezi aka Mostafa Modabar) and two other members of the assassination team, Mohammad Jafar Sahraroudi and Mostafa Mostafavi.

Ghafoor Darjezi, under the command of Hamid Aboutalebi (the regime’s then ambassador to Italy), carried out the assassination of Mohammad Hossein Naqdi, the NCRI’s representative to Italy. The Supreme Criminal Court of Rome twice in two years, from 2005 to 2008, extensively investigated the assassination of Mohammad Hossein Naqdi in two separate hearings. Amir Mansour Bozorgian-Asl was the main defendant in the proceedings; the proceedings took place at the request of the Rome Counter-Terrorism Prosecutor and the National Council of Resistance as a private plaintiff.

After committing the assassination terror in Rome, Amir Mansour Bozorgian returned to the regime and has since served in various positions, including the executive secretary of the regime’s Supreme Security Council, head of security for the regime’s radio and television organization, head of the government’s trade union radio and television, and director general of the regime’s parliament.

In June 2009, the new identity of Ghafoor Darjezi was revealed during the internal mafia-style conflicts between the Revolutionary Guards and the Ministry of Intelligence. These two entities had for long taken over the Iranian sports. Darjezi under the new name, Mostafa Modabar, took over as the CEO of Saipa Sports Club, and he also holds other senior administrative and economic positions. Saipa Machine-Building Factory Complex is one of the factories owned by the Revolutionary Guards.

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Brigadier General Ghafoor Darjezi (aka Amir Mansour Bozorgnian) assassinated Naqdi (top left)


2. Kazem Darabi


Kazem Darabi is one of the terrorists who participated in the infamous assassination that took place at the Mykonos restaurant in Berlin on September 17, 1992. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in a Berlin court and after serving his sentence, he was released on December 10, 2007 and returned to Iran.

Kazem Darabi was one of the operators of the Imam Jafar Sadegh Mosque in Berlin. According to his memoirs, he was in contact with the regime’s embassy and played a key role in the regime’s religious ceremonies and programs there. He also received and entertained guests at the embassy. Kazem Darabi was also in contact with the regime’s consul general, Mahmoud Amani Frani, in Berlin, who was an official member of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence. Prior to the Mykonos terror operations, Darabi also carried out cold-blooded violent attacks against MEK supporters in Germany.

According to the reports the court of Mykonos legal proceedings, Kazemi Darabi, under the command of one of the Iranian regime’s diplomats at the Iranian embassy in Germany, Morteza Gholami, who was an Ministry of Intelligence operative, pursued the assassination plan. Morteza Gholami returned to Iran after the operation.

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Kazem Darabi, along with other assassins who carried out the terrorist attack at the Mykonos restaurant in Germany

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The Iranian regime welcoming the terrorist Kazem Darabi (left front)

After returning to Iran, Kazem Darabi was promoted to deputy chief of staff of the Lebanese Reconstruction Headquarters. The headquarters is a cover name for the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force Engineering Body, under which they can justify the IRGC’s extensive involvement in Lebanon.

In an interview with Fars News Agency on April 15, 2016, Kazem Darabi was introduced as a member of the Lebanese Reconstruction Headquarters. While the flag of the Iranian regime and the Lebanese Hezbollah Satan are seen behind him.

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A published photo of terrorist Kazem Darabi by the Fars News Agency affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards

Kazem Darabi is interviewed by the Iranian regime’s Channel 3 television on the Lebanese-Israeli border



3. Brigadier General, Mohammad Jafari Sahraroudi


Brigadier General Mohammad Javad Sahraroudi is a member Iranian regime’s terrorist squads that returned to Iran after completion of the terrorist operations in Austria. He was the of the commander of the operation in Vienna that assassinated the secretary general of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran, Abdulrahman Ghasemlou, and two of his associates  on July 13, 1989.  He was then promoted to very high government offices.

Austrian Police issued an international arrest warrant for him and two of his associates on December 2, 1989.  Sahraroudi that was injured while carrying the assassination plot and could not escape the scene of the murder was subsequently arrested by the Austrian police.  However, he was release shortly after due to the pressure from the Iranian regime for having “diplomatic immunity”.

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Photo of Mohammad Jafari Sahraroudi, the commander of the Ghasemlou’s assassination operations, who himself was injured during the operation


Sahraroudi was one the top commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary corps during the eight-year Iran-Iraq war. He is one of the top personnel in the Iranian regime’s export of terrorism and fundamentalism.  He has particularly played a key role in plotting and commanding the Sunni-Shiite conflicts after the invasion of Iraq and has played a major role in the explosions and armed conflicts in Iraq. During Ahmadinezhad’s presidency, he was promoted to serve as a deputy in the internal security bureau of the supreme national security council and headed the related Iraqi issues. He also served as Ali Larijani’s  deputy in Iranian regime’s supreme security council.  When Larijani became the speaker of the parliament (Majlis), Sahraroudi became Larijani’s top advisor and head of the staff while continuing his terrorist activities in Iraq.

To disguise his past terrorist activities and identity, he has eliminated Sahraroudi from his full name and goes with the identity of Mohammad Jafari.

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Mohammad Jafari Sahraroudi with President Hasan Rouhani during his inauguration on August 13, 2017.  He is the first person on the right


Currently, Sahraroudi serves as the advisor to the speaker of the Majlis. The Majlis news on August 23, 2017 introduced him as the advisor and the head of the staff for Majlis speaker and a member of the national news agency.

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Mohammad Jafari Sahraroudi, advisor to Ali Larijani, speaker of Majlis


4. Enis Naghash, Mullah’s Regime’s Lebanese Terrorist Agent


Enis Naghash is a well-known Lebanese terrorist who participated in kidnapping  of the OPEC ministers in 1975 in Vienna.  The Iranian regime dispatched Enis Naghash along with an Iranian, two Lebanese, and two Palestinian agents to Paris to assassinate Shapour Bakhtiar in 1980. This plot was not successful.  However, during the assassination operation, a French woman, and a police officer were killed and another police member was injured which resulted in lifelong paralysis of the police office.

Enis Naghash was released by the French government authorities in exchange for the release of 8 French kidnapped victims in Lebanon after six years.