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Iran: Raisi Appoints Head Of The Plundering Cartel, EIKO As 1st Vice-president, And A Henchman As His Chief Of Staff

NCRI logoBy these appointments, Raisi completes the chain of crime and plunder at the top

Today, Ebrahim Raisi, the henchman of the 1988 massacre, appointed Mohammad Mokhber, head of the “Execution of Khomeini’s Order (EIKO),” Khamenei’s major plundering conglomerates, as his first vice-president, and Gholam-Hossein Esmaili, his murderous apprentice in the Judiciary, as his Chief of Staff.

Mohammad Mokhber, a relative of Khamenei, has been the head of EIKO, the huge conglomerate and cartels for plunder, since July 2007. Before that, he was the Deputy Director of Commerce and Transportation for the Mostazafan Foundation, another gigantic conglomerate that plundered the Iranian people’s wealth. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sina Bank and the Deputy Governor of Khuzestan.

Mokhber has played an active role in financing the terrorist activities of IRGC and its proxies in the region. The criminal leaders of the Iraqi al-Hashd al-Shaabi (“Popular Mobilization Forces”) and other regime proxy-militias in the region met with Mokhber whenever they traveled to Iran.

In the last 14 years, working in tandem with the Judiciary, Mokber played a significant role in seizing and confiscating the properties of the people, especially those belonging to the families and relatives of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), political prisoners, and followers of different religions. On June 17, 2013, Sadegh Amoli Larijani, the regime’s Judiciary Chief at the time, issued an order based on Khomeini’s ruling, in which he named EIKO as “the only authorized body do deal with the Supreme Leader’s properties,” and ordered all courts in the country to “investigate the undeclared properties (confiscated properties) … which have not yet been identified, registered and possessed, and issue supplementary rulings in favor of the EIKO.” Since the appointment of Mokber as the head of EIKO, billions of dollars of the properties and assets of the Iranian people have been plundered in the service of the regime’s machinery of repression and warmongering and the unpatriotic nuclear and missile programs.

Mokhber was included in the EU sanctions list in 2010 for his role in the regime’s missile and nuclear activities and placed on the US sanctions list by the US Treasury Department on January 15, 2016, including for seizing the assets of political opponents and religious minorities.

Gholam Hossein Esmaili was the head of the regime’s Prisons Organization from 2009 to 2014. The scandal over the torture of prisoners, especially in Evin forced the regime to remove him from that post. Prior to that post, Esmaili was the Public Prosecutor and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Mashhad, under whose tenure many arrests, tortures, and executions took place. Subsequently, he became the Tehran Prosecutor and the Judiciary Spokesman. In April 2011, the European Union imposed sanctions on Esmaili for widespread and severe human rights abuses, including participation in the detention of political protesters and the cover-up of human rights abuses in prisons.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
August 9, 2021

Mohammad Mokhber meeting several of the commanders of al-Hashd al-Shaabi, and Iraqi MPs affiliated with the regime during their visit to Tehran – June 2019