Iran Intel Chief Welcomed in Germany

Iranian intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi, a candidate for the upcoming Assembly of Experts election waves during a campaign meeting in Tehran on February 23, 2016. Iranians go to the polls on February 26, 2016 to elect a new 290-seat parliament and the powerful Assembly of Experts which supervises the work …

The Jerusalem Post reports: BERLIN – German intelligence authorities met with Iran’s Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi (pictured) in Berlin on Tuesday, according to the Tasnim News Agency in Tehran, a paper with close links to the Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Dr. Kazem Moussavi, an Iranian exile in Germany, said on Wednesday Alavi is in the Federal Republic is to lay the groundwork for a visit by President Hassan Rouhani later this month.

“The Iranian regime is planning to intensify the monitoring and cracking down on members of the opposition in Germany in order to prevent protests against the visit of Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president of executions. It would be a huge scandal if German security authorities collaborated in these efforts. Alavi should be brought to justice rather than enjoying an official reception,” Moussavi said.

In July, a Berlin court convicted an Iranian man of espionage on behalf of Iran’s regime. The 32-year-old man was sentenced to nearly twoand- a-half years in prison for spying on Iranian dissidents in Germany.

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