Top Iranian Detained in Iraq?

That's what the anti-establishment Iran Press Service is reporting. Abbasi is apparently a big fish among the powers that be in Iran. Oh, and he also helps run paramilitary operations for the Mullahs.

However, the English version of the state run IRNA has nothing on the Abbasi's alleged detention. So, we'll have to wait and see if the reports pan out.

Here's the English version:

Based on unconfirmed received reports from reliable sources in Iraq, Hassan Abbasi was among those who was arrested in the Thursday, January 11th early-morning raid in the Iraqi town of Erbil.

Hassan Abbasi known by his friends as "The Dr. Kissinger of Islam," is the guru of the Islamic Republic's revolutionary guard corps which puts volunteers and recruits through rigorous training in four camps funded and run by the Revolutionary Guard....


Abbassi has been among the highest ranking members of the Islamic regime’s terror operations for many years, acting as the Fuehrer Mullah, Khamenei’s foreign policy and defense advisor. Abbassi has had an active voice under not only Khamenei but also Rafsanjani and Khatami as well....

Among others, Abbassi works very closely with Muqtada Al-Sadr in running the Mahdi army and other insurgency groups; it is entirely possible that Abbassi would have been in Erbil. Anti-Mullah is apparently hearing the same thing, and adds:

Abbassi has been among the highest ranking members of the Islamic regime’s terror operations for many years, acting as the Fuehrer Mullah, Khamenei’s foreign policy and defense advisor. Abbassi has had an active voice under not only Khamenei but also Rafsanjani and Khatami as well.
Regime Change Iran has lots more on Abbasi.

Hat tip: Fred Fry

Posted by: Rusty at 12:30 PM

Comments

1 ... Also on somewhat related news, debkafile speculates that the explosions in Khuzistan that we talked about yesterday may have been US assaults on terrorist training camps near the town of Khorram-Shahr which faces the Iraqi city of Basra. Again according to debkafile the Khorram-Shahr to Basra link is the primary route by which the Mullah's so-called Revolutionary Guard Corps infiltrates weapons and Shiite terrorists into Iraq.

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at January 12, 2007 02:26 PM

2 Is it possible these "arrests" could be defectings?

Posted by: Editor at January 12, 2007 02:46 PM






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