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The CIA, SAVAK, and Mossad Connections with the Forqan

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During the deadliest period—in Iran’s history—for clerics, between April and December 1979, the clerics regularly accused the Forqan of having connections with other domestic and foreign intelligence services such as the SAVAK, the Israeli Mossad, and the American CIA. These accusations mainly arose from the reputations of these agencies, the fear they raised among the clerics, and the knowledge that the above agencies were not only professional, sophisticated, and efficient but that, probably, only they could have carried out such professional and deadly operations against such prominent religious figures as the Forqan allegedly had done.


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Cohen, R.A. (2015). The CIA, SAVAK, and Mossad Connections with the Forqan. In: Revolution Under Attack. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

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