According to The Washington Free Beacon, Iranian President-Elect Hassan Rowhani was part of a secret assassination committee “responsible for orchestrating the global assassination campaign against perceived enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the 1980s.”
This committee was allegedly tasked with “recommending individuals for assassination and implementing the extrajudicial killings after the Supreme Leader signed off on the action.” Once Supreme Leader had signed off, “an individual committee member would be charged with implementing the decision.”
Iran allegedly carried out 162 political assassinations between 1979 and 1999–the vast majority of which took place in the 1990s.
According to a 2006 indictment from an Argentinian government prosecutor, Rowhani sat on the committee “when it planned the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.” That bombing “killed 85 people and wounded hundreds more.”
Supporters of Rowhani claim he is a “moderate.”
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