Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, January 21, 2020—Two individuals dispatched by the Iranian regime to Albania as diplomats were recently expelled on espionage charges by the government of Tirana, according to a January 19 report aired by Top Channel TV in Albania.
Mohammad Ali Arz Peimanemati and Seyed Ahmad Hosseini Alast, ordered to leave Albania as persona non grata, were expelled from Albania on Saturday night under tight security measures by Albanian anti-terrorism units. Twenty anti-terrorism officers of the Albanian government escorted the two diplomats and their families from their apartments to the airport, supervising their final departure from Albania under extremely tight circumstances.
It is worth noting that on December 18, 2018, the Albanian government expelled the mullahs’ ambassador and head of the intelligence branch in Albania as persona non grata and security/terrorism threats.
The Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) had previously announced that Gholam-Hossein Mohammadnia, Iran’s ambassador to Albania, was specifically missioned to this country to oversee missions targeting the PMOI. The MEK emphasized he and all other Iranian diplomat/terrorists and spies should be expelled from Albania.
Mostafa Rudaki was another Iranian regime diplomat/terrorist dispatched by Tehran to Albania as the First Secretary of the Iranian embassy in Tirana. His sole mission was to plot terror attacks and conspiracies against PMOI members in Albania.
Coinciding with the Iranian regime’s ambassador being expelled from Albania, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced these two Iranian regime elements blueprinted terror attacks in Albania and European countries neutralized three Iranian regime conspiracies in 2019 alone.
The Albanian Europe and Foreign Affairs Ministry decided to designate two representatives of the Iranian regime’s embassy in Albania, Mohammad Ali Arz Peimanemati and Seyed Ahmad Hosseini Alast, as persona non grata. The two are accused of carrying out measures in violation of their status and the Vienna Convention principles in regard to diplomatic relations. The two Iranian regime representatives have been asked to leave Albania immediately.
In December 2018, Albania expelled two other Iranian diplomats for “violating their diplomatic status” by allegedly engaging in unspecified illegal activities that threatened the country’s security, the Associated Press reported.
The expelled diplomats were in direct contact with the now-dead IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, according to Albania’s Top Channel TV station.
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), described the Albanian Government’s expulsion of two Iranian regime’s diplomats as a courageous and commendable step in combatting terrorism and ensuring the security of the people of Albania and Iranian refugees.
She said other countries should follow Albania’s lead.
The government of Albania’s expulsion of two of the Iranian regime’s diplomats is a courageous and admirable measure in fighting terrorism and ensuring security of the people of #Albania and Iranian refugees. #Iran— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) January 15, 2020
Mrs. Rajavi added that the Iranian regime’s representations are epicenters for espionage and terrorism. Most regime diplomats are either Intelligence Ministry agents or Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) officers or have received training on terrorism and espionage to serve that purpose. With the Iranian people calling for the mullahs’ overthrow in the streets, it is particularly important to adopt a decisive policy vis-à-vis the regime’s terrorism and shut down its embassies in other countries, she underscored.