Embassy of Iran regime in Tirana, Albania
The clerical regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and its agents in the regime’s embassy in Albania are working under the cover of cultural activities in Tehran and Tirana through the use of their known mercenaries to slander and disseminate false information against the Iranian resistance and the PMOI in Albania. While the mullahs regime is besieged by uprisings, protests and strikes all over the country, it needs more than ever to plot against its main opposition.
One of the latest examples was the holding of meetings to commemorate Naim Frashëri, the late poet of the nineteenth century of Albania, on March 5 and 6, 2018 in Tehran. The regime’s Intelligence and embassy brought a number of Albanian and Balkan nationals as academics and journalists to participate in these meetings.
According to Ministry of Intelligence sites, at these meetings, known mercenaries like Ebrahim Khodabandeh, as a representative of the Nejat Association, the Ministry of Intelligence Branch, spoke with Albanian participants claiming "security threats" by the PMOI to the "Balkans, and in particular Albania" and repeated ridiculous lies of their children "being captive" in the hands of the PMOI, calling for "facilitating the travel of families to Albania to meet their loved ones".
According to these sites, on March 6, a number of Albanian people were taken to the Nejat Association, and met for a full day with a number of other mercenaries from the Ministry of Intelligence under the name of the family members of the PMOI and repeated the same ridiculous lies against the PMOI.
This is the same criminal scenario of the MOIS and the Qods force against the Mojahedin in Iraq. While many relatives of the Mojahedin were imprisoned and tortured in connection with their children in Ashraf, and while no real families were allowed to enter Iraq, a number of intelligence and Qods force agents under the name of the family members were involved in the psychological torture of the Mojahedin in front of Ashraf and Liberty. Some of the people who participated in this year’s Nejat Association show on March 6, are those who for two years (February 2010 to December 2011) participated in the psychological torture of the Mojahedin in Ashraf with 320 speakers, and some of them have had or currently have no relationship with the Mojahedin in Ashraf and Liberty or Albania.
Khodabandeh, who has been hired by the Ministry of Intelligence since 15 years ago, was threatening PMOI families to cooperate with the Ministry of Intelligence against their children before the transfer of Mojahedin to Albania. He traveled frequently to Iraq in those years to encourage Iranian and Iraqi mercenaries to exert pressure on the PMOI in Iraq.
The Secretariat of the NCRI in its statement of November 27, 2014 described the mission of Nejat Association against the PMOI in Iraq and said: “The Ministry of Intelligence dispatched a number of its well-known agents such as Ebrahim Khodabandeh to Iraq to meet with regime’s Iraqi elements and its ambassador Danaifar to pave the way for this demonizing campaign…in a meeting with Ebrahim Khodabandeh at the regime’s embassy in Baghdad on October 16, Danaifar “promised to continue with his endeavors to establish contact between captive members of Rajavi sect and their families and to use the full capacity of the embassy of the Islamic republic of Iran in Iraq for this purpose”.
The documents and details of mercenary of Ebrahim Khodabandeh, his brother and his brother’s wife, have been published by the Iranian Resistance several times. The December 2012 report by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress and the Pentagon described how these three people became the mercenaries of the MOIS.
Mercenary Ann Khodabandeh (Singleton), Ebrahim Khodabandeh’s sister-in-law, was dispatched to Albania three times last November by the Ministry of Intelligence and for conspiracy against the Mojahedin.
The Security and Countertrrorism Committee of the NCRI in a statement dated February 5, 2018, announced that Mostafa Roodaki, a veteran member of the clerical regime’s Ministry of Intelliegnce, was sent to Albania as the first secretary of the embassy in order to plot against the PMOI, adding that two branches of the Ministry of Intelligence, the Habilian Center and the Didehban (Observatory) Institute, have become active in Albania under the cover of cultural and press activities to facilitate Roodaki’s work. The statement added: "Mullah Ahmad Hosseini Alast, the cultural attaché of the regime's embassy in Albania, is also involved in the plotting of the regime in Albania and other Balkan countries. He is the representative of the Islamic Culture and Communication Organization affiliated with Khamenei's office. "
Since the purpose of the mullahs’ intelligence is to exert pressure and endanger the security of members of the PMOI in Albania, the Iranian resistance urges the Albanian government not to allow the mullahs’ Gestapo and its mercenaries to freely meddle in the country and plot against Iranian refugees. The EU Council Resolution of April 1997 stipulated that all intelligence officers of the Iranian regime should be expelled from these countries.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 13, 2018