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Iran: Appointment of new Deputy Defense Minister a step towards spread of terrorism

ImageDefense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar appointed Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi, with a long record in terrorism, as Deputy Defense Minister yesterday.

Before his appointment, Vahidi headed the Ministry’s Planning Directorate. Until 1998, he was the commander in chief of the Qods (Jerusalem) Force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards’ (IRGC) primary organ for extraterritorial terrorist operations. In that capacity, he planned, organized and implemented hundreds of terrorist operations against the People’s Mojahedin and other dissidents across the world.

Vahidi’s appointment is another important step by the regime to step up terrorist threats and set the stage for greater terrorist and military intervention in Iraq with the aim of devouring that country.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 3, 2005