Israel’s biggest enemy due to corona virus infection Ali Akbar Mohtashmipore Has died at the age of 74. The founder of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah has always been spewing venom against Israel. This is the reason that in 1984 the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad also tried to kill it in the book bomb attack. Incidentally, Ali Akbar did not die in this attack, but one of his hands was lost.
Ali Akbar was close to Ayatollah Khamenei
Ali Akbar, a trusted ally of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khamenei, formed alliances with Muslim extremist groups throughout West Asia in the 1970s. After the Islamic Revolution, he founded the Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary force in Iran and, as ambassador to Syria, led the force to the area where Hezbollah helped establish.
In 1984, Mossad attacked with a book bomb
According to the book Rice and Kill First by journalist Ronen Bergman, Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad sent a book containing a bomb to kill him on Valentine’s Day in 1984. As Ali Akbar opened the book, his right hand and two fingers of his left hand were blown off in the blast. However, he survived the blast. Later Ali Akbar became the Minister of Internal Affairs of Iran.
Long active in Iran’s politics
Later, he gradually sided with the reformists in the hope of turning the Islamic republic’s religion-based regime from within. He supported opposition leaders Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mahdi Karoubi in the country’s green movement following the controversial 2009 victory of then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009. Ali Akbar said at that time that no power can stand before the will of the people.
Died in a hospital in Tehran
The news of Iran’s official communication agency Irna said that Ali Akbar died in a hospital in northern Tehran due to corona virus infection. Dhamguru had been living in Iraq’s Shia-dominated Najaf for more than ten years after the controversial election in Iran. Najaf is considered the holiest city for Shia Muslims. He used to tie a black colored safa on his head.
The strong contender for the presidency of Iran expressed grief
Judiciary chief Ibrahim Raisi expressed his condolences to the family of Ali Akbar. Raisi is seen as a leading candidate for next week’s presidential election in Iran. Ali Akbar was born in Tehran in 1947. He had met Khamenei as a cleric living in exile. Ali Akbar was expelled from Iran by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and he was living in Najaf.