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Iran: State website acknowledges coronavirus killing senior officials

Iranian officials are contracting COVID-19
Iranian officials are contracting COVID-19

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, April 4, 2020—The state-run Fararu website in Iran published a piece on Friday, April 3, acknowledging the high number of coronavirus deaths and cases among senior regime officials, various figures and members of the Majlis (parliament). The website also provided a list of names, including Majlis speaker Ali Larijani as the most significant regime figure to have tested positive for COVID-19.

A medical team stationed at the Majlis since February to conduct tests on various MPs. Results indicated that 23 Majlis members were infected with the virus. Most recently, Assadollah Abbasi, spokesperson for the Majlis presidium, said among the 100 Majlis members tested 23 have shown to be infected and 40 others have suspicious symptoms.

Majlis members:

1. Mojtaba Zolnour from Qom

2. Masoumeh Aghapour from Shabestar

3. Mohammad Reza Mansouri from Saveh and Zarandieh

4. Amir Khojasteh from Hamedan

5. Gholamreza Kateb from Garmsar

6. Shahab Nader from Oramant

7. Seyed Javad Hosseini-kia from Sonqor and Keliali

8. Mahmoud Sadeghi from Tehran. He announced his infection on February 25 and then said he has tested negative.


Senior officials:

1. Ali Akbar Velayati, former foreign minister and current advisor to the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

2. Iraj Harirchi, Deputy Health Minister

3. Ali Asghar Monesan, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Handcraft Industry

4. Reza Rahmani, Minister of Industry, Mining and Trade

5. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President in Women and Family Affairs

6. Mostafa Pourmohammadi, former justice minister

7. Ismaeel Najjar, head of the regime’s Crisis Management Organization

8. Mohammad Javad Irvani, member of the Expediency Council

9. Faridedeen Haddad Adel, son of Gholamali Haddad Adel, former Majlis speaker

10. Pir Hossein Kolivand, head of the regime’s Emergency Department

11. Zahra Elahian, member of future Majlis session, from Tehran

12. Ali Aghazadeh, member of future Majlis session, from Rasht

13. Mohammad Reza Ghadiri, head of the Medical Science University in Qom

14. Mohammad Jahangiri, deputy chair of the Medical Organization

15. Morteza Rahmanzadeh, mayor of Tehran’s district 13, released from hospital


Officials and Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) members killed by COVID-19

1. Hossein Sheikholeslam, diplomat-terrorist

2. Fatemeh Rahbar, member of future Majlis session, from Tehran

3. Ahmad Tuyserkani, advisor to the regime’s judiciary chief

4. Hadi Khosroshahi, former regime ambassador to The Vatican

5. Mohammad Mir Mohammadi, member of the Expediency Council

6. Mohammad Ali Ramezani, member of future Majlis session, from Astaneh Ashrafiyeh

7. Mojtaba Fazeli

8. Seyed Jafar Karimi

9. Hashem Bat’haei Golpaygani, member of Majlis

10. Naser Sha’bani, senior IRGC official and former deputy chief of Tehran’s Fort Tharallah

11. Mohammad Reza Rahchamani

12. Farzad Tazzari, former deputy chief of the IRGC Political Department and an official in IRGC intelligence

13. Mohsen Habibi, senior official in the regime’s religious schools apparatus


It is worth noting that this is only a tip of the iceberg regarding the actual number of regime officials killed by coronavirus. When so many regime officials are infected and/or killed despite their exclusive access to the country’s medical resources and assets, rest assured millions of Iranians across the country are at grave risk and God knows how many are unfortunately infected and killed.