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Nabavi, Hajjarian may be tried for Rajai assassination

06 Aug 2009 16:284 Comments

Source: Asr Iran Mohammad-Hossein Saffar-Harandi, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first term, said Saeed Hajjarian and Behzad Nabavi may be tried in connection with the assassinations of former president Mohammad Ali Rajai and former prime minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar.

Saffar-Harandi said that the case against Hajjarian and Nabavi were still open regarding what he described as their negligence in adopting necessary security measures during the Rajai administration.

In 1981, after the assassinations of Bahonar and Rajai, rumors began circulating about Nabavi's involvement in the bomb blast, which rocked the prime minister's office. The allegations were never proven.

Saffar-Harandi's remarks about the reopening of a 26-year-old case have been perceived as a warning to Reformists that they have very difficult days ahead.

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I am sure Hitler and Goebbels would be very pleased with this government...

irani / August 6, 2009 2:13 PM

& Lenin & Mussolini...oh & Stalin & of course living ones Mugabe, Putin & Chavez to name but 3!

Jaker / August 6, 2009 7:06 PM

...more delighted than anyone will be Netanyahu.

Nazih Musa / August 7, 2009 4:37 AM

"more delighted than anyone will be Netanyahu."

All of us who support Israel would be pleased to see the end of the Khomeinist regime in Iran. In the meantime, it is good to see it in disarray.

But the anti-Semitic threats and plans are not the worst feature of the regime: the worst is the increasing damage it is doing to the Iranians themselves.

Don Cox / August 7, 2009 10:45 AM