Former Iranian diplomat: 6 officers of Sepah (IRGC)(1) were the cause of Mina accident
While the threats of Iran against Saudi Kingdom from the tongues of its political and military authorities are on the rise, the threats which were first triggered by the leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, so that they can put the responsibility of Mina accident on Saudi Arabia, a former Iranian diplomat citing from his own sources revealed that 6 officers of IRGC were the cause of this accident.
Farzad Farhangian former Iranian diplomat accused Teheran of the implementation of a scenario intending most possible number of hajjis to be killed and then holding protests accompanied with acts of violence in the season of Hajj.
This former Iranian diplomat has mentioned the names of 6 IRGC officers and says they are high ranking commanders of IRGC who plotted for the accident in Mina and implemented it.
Farhangian in his weblog in Arabic language wrote: “before the beginning of the Hajj season I had warned about the terroristic actions that Khamenei’s system aimed to take. I am absolutely confident about the information sources that I had leaked before. After the accident some stances were stated by Khamenei’s system all of which violated all political norms. What is the reason of that..?”
Before his separation from the Iranian system, Farhangian worked as a counselor in the ministry of foreign affairs of this country. After that he worked in the embassies of Iran in Dubai, Baghdad, Maghreb, and Yemen. His last mission was in the Iranian embassy in Belgium as the second high ranking statesman.
Farhangian said with confidence that the investigations will condemn Iran because of its involvement in the accident of Mina. He insists: what happened in Mina was a terroristic action. More than 5 thousand members of IRGC were among the Iranian hajjis. The scenario was planned to increase the number of people to be killed followed by demonstrations with acts of violence. But the Saudi security forces were swift to control the accident and the conspiracy failed.
The names of the 6 IRGC officers
This former Iranian diplomat has mentioned the names of 6 IRGC officers and says they are high ranking commanders of IRGC who plotted for the accident in Mina and implemented it. These 6 are as follows:
1- Adel Seyyed Javad Mousavi the commander of “Ashoora” troops of militia units of Basij (2)
2- Abdolbari Mostafa the commander of the Imam training center in Sa’dabad palace in north of Teheran.
3- Mostafa Na’im Abdolbari Razavi
4- Mohammad Seyyed Abdollah
5- Salem Sabah Ashoor
6- Kazem Abdolzahra Kheradmandan
He says these officers are high ranking commanders of “unit 400” which is the unit responsible for foreign missions of IRGC, and the office of the leadership.
The Iranian media in the past days not only attacked aiming Saudi but also these attacks included all Arabs and carried racist attitudes, too. The threats of Iranian authorities intensified as well to the extent that threatened blocking the Hormuz strait.
(1) Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
(2) Lower rank officers of IRGC directly involving in actions