Iran appears to have formalized a policy to murder dissidents and others who oppose the Islamic dictatorship abroad. This aisn't getting the press it deserves, and Canada still appears to be on track to reopening diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic.
Iranian born human rights activist living in Canada, Shabnam A., is very familiar with the Islamic Republic. She spent months in Iran's notorious Evin Prison for the crime of apostasy (failing to believe in Islam and/or converting to another religion.)
She is also likely to be on the list of Iranian regime targets for this new policy.
She spoke to us via Skype.
Some additional materials on the Islamic Republic of Iran's new policy of extra-national assassinations:
Speaking at a ceremony in Nahavand Mosalla, Salar Abnoush, vice coordinator of the Islamic Republic Guards Corps (IRGC), declared that "soon the IRGC will be formed in Europe and the United States."
"The Islamic Republic Guards Corps in various cultural, construction fronts have brought the enemy to their knees” the Times of Israel Persian language edition quotes Abnoush as saying. “This includes the construction of the world's largest refinery and construction of the world’s largest tunnels – both are a big successes. So all the world must know that soon Revolutionary Guards forces will be formed in the U.S. and Europe.”
The declaration was echoed by Brigadier General Hossein Salami, Iran's deputy commander of IRGC said, while speaking at a government ceremony in Urmia. Addressing his comments specifically to members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran, Salami said, “They should not try us again twice because our armed forces proved [they were capable of] this for years, and the enemy suffered heavy losses by the children of this umma (Islamic nation) outside of Iran.”
Salami accused those who oppose the Iranian regime of being the agents of countries of the region (i.e. Saudi Arabia) and Israel, saying "enemies are seeking to overthrow the system and we have to defeat the enemy using the ‘great jihad’ to confront and fight the infidels.”
The deputy of IRGC spoke about the armed clashes between Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran and the IRGC in towns of province of Kurdistan within the past months and warned if these clashes continue, the Islamic Republic does not recognize any limitation or international red lines to finding the members of the group any where in the world and vanishing them anywhere in the world.Brigadier General Hossein salami, the successor to the Islamic Republic's revolutionary guards Corps spoke today at a Government ceremony in Urmia and threatened to physically remove and assassinate the dissidents abroad especially the Kurdish Opposition leaders, the opponents of the Islamic Republic of IranBrigadier General Hossein salami accused the Opposition of the Islamic Republic of being the agents of countries of the region and Israel. He warned that they should not try us again twice because our armed forces proved this for years and the enemy received heavy losses by the children of this "Umma" outside of Iran."It should be a reminder that more than 300 members and officials of Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran assassinated outside of Iran by Iran's special Intelligence teams within a few years after Iran -Iraq war ended.Two leaders of Kurdish Democratic Party, Dr. Abdol Rahman Ghasemlou and Sadegh sharafkandi, along with few members and officials of this party were assassinated by Iran regime in Austria and Germany.
The threat of terror again by Iran regime in abroad while Iran has been convicted for the assassination of the leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran, (PDKI) Dr. Sadeq sharafkandi in Berlin, Germany, and at the same time Iran's commitment to EU to stopping the assassinations of Iranian dissidents in Europe. Experience has shown that in order to achieve the Islamic Republic's long-term goals they never abide by its international obligations.According to Tasnim News Agency from Urmia, Brigadier General Hossein salami in commemoration of 250 IRGC Intelligence agents who were martyred in NW of Iran which was held at Hosseiniyeh Sarallah in Urumia spoke and said: "not long ago, a few mercenaries with provoking a few regional counties and the support of the United States and Zionists tried to re-challenge the Islamic Republic of Iran again, but everyone saw the very strong response of our defenders and how they all were killed by our forces.
He stated: " We warn the enemies of Islamic Republic of Iran do not make this mistake again as the revolutionary forces will chase them and kill them the anywhere in the world. For chasing our enemies, we do not have any limit or red line and our armed forces have proved this in the last few years.