Dr. Abdurrahman Qassemlou, Kurdish Democratic Party Leader, Assassinated in Austria

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ghasemloFollowing a series of preliminary negotiations with Tehran’s representatives in December 1988 and January 1989, Dr. Abdurrahman Qassemlou, the Secretary General of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), was assassinated in an apartment in Vienna, Austria on July 13, 1989 by the mullahs’ terrorists who had attended the meeting as members of the negotiating delegation.
During the talks, Dr. Qassemlou had urged the Iranian leaders to ratify autonomy for Kurdistan Province. Following the first meeting with Dr. Qassemlou, the Iranian envoys contacted Tehran to get new orders. They received this message from their superiors: “Shoot him”.
The death squad was arrested but they made to leave Austria subsequent to direct intervention of the Iranian ambassador to Austria backed by the Foreign Ministry. Such all-out impunity for its terrorists gave the ayatollahs’ regime a carte blanche for more assassinations in the European capitals in the following years.

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