BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, September 1, 2023, Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director
Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US), made the following commentary about Hossein Mousavian, the Iranian regime’s ambassador to Germany from 1990 to 1997, who was closely involved in the 1992 assassination of four Iranian Kurdish dissidents at Mykonos restaurant in Berlin:
Imagine a terror suspect working for the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism lecturing Americans on how to run their policies. That is precisely what happened when Hossein Mousavian was invited by the US Strategic Command to headline its 2023 Deterrence Symposium.
We published a book, entitled “Iran’s Emissaries of Terror,” in 2019, discussing how Mousavian, the Iranian regime’s ambassador to Germany from 1990 to 1997, was closely involved in the Mykonos restaurant terrorist attack in Berlin, which killed four Iranian Kurdish dissidents.
The German court found that the Iranian regime carried out the attack, and witnesses who testified in the Mykonos trial accused Mousavian of complicity in the plot. German security officials testified that intercepted communications showed Mousavian closely involved in the planning and execution of the terrorist attack.
Another assassination, this time averted, was reported on June 25, 1995, and the New York Times quoted American security officials that Iranian diplomats, based at their Bonn embassy, plotted to assassinate Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the Iranian Resistance, at a gathering in Dortmund, Germany. Eventually, the German Government expelled Mousavian in 1997 following the Mykonos verdict.
No matter how elusive Mousavian is, he must be held accountable for his crimes.