In the latest case of Iran’s attempts to kill and target its opponents abroad, the plot to assassinate an Iranian Kurdish party leader in Iraqi Kurdistan was revealed.
Babashikh Hosseini, the leader of the Khabat Organization, an Iranian Kurdish opposition party based in Iraqi Kurdistan, exposed the plot of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Iranian security forces against him and his party.
He said that in late 2020 and early this year, several groups affiliated with the Iranian security forces were arrested for plotting to blow up his car or house.
He also said that several people affiliated with Iran had surrendered and admitted that they had been sent by the Iranian security forces to spy and carry out acts of sabotage against the Khabat organization and its leader.
Babashikh Hosseini has been the target of several terrorist attacks by Iranian security forces since 1983, and in 1995 he was severely wounded by a car bomb in the city of Sulaymaniyah.
Over the past 30 years, more than 200 Iranian Kurdish political activists have been assassinated in Iraqi Kurdistan.
In four parts of my recent research entitled The Republic of Assassination and Intimidation, I have referred to Iran’s terrorist acts against its opponents abroad.