Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the pioneer behind the Islamic republic, was freely against the US, which he marked the “Incomparable Satan.”
However, U.S. documents that have been declassified in recent years indicate that Khomeini and his close aides secretly engaged with Washington before and after he assumed power following the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
A declassified U.S. Consulate link as of late acquired by correspondents gives additional proof of the secretive contacts between Iranian ministers and U.S. agents.
Dated February 26, 1964, the secret report uncovers that Khomeini’s long-term companion and partner, Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Lavasani, met with two U.S. Consulate authorities at his home in Tehran.
The consulate link said Lavasani’s “position as Tehran illustrative of Ayatollah Khomeini adds to his significance and impact in the Iranian administrative local area, especially in its political job.”
According to the U.S. document, Lavasani was a comptroller, implying that he managed Khomeini’s spending of funds and donations “from all over the Shi’a world.”
The record said Lavasani was one of just 18 individuals who approached Khomeini, who by 1964 had turned into a vital pundit of the U.S.- upheld shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, whom he blamed for being a Western “manikin.”
After freely reprimanding the shah in June 1963, Khomeini was kept for about 90 days. In November 1964, Khomeini was kept once more and promptly sent far away, banished for good to adjoining Turkey. He spent over 14 years abroad, remembering for Iraq and France, prior to getting back to Iran.
The declassified U.S. record said Iran’s pastorate went against the shah’s approaches, remembering for ladies’ privileges and “the impact of Baha’is and Jews in the Supreme Court.”
The document went on to say that the policies of the shah were “in clear violation of Islamic law” and “designed to disturb the divinity.”
Khomeini and Lavasani are accepted to have been dear companions in the wake of concentrating on together in the blessed Shi’ite city of Qom during the 1920s. Despite Lavasani’s absence from the new clerical government, their friendship continued after the revolution. Iranian media have revealed that Lavasani remained with the preeminent pioneer until the end and visited him consistently until Khomeini’s demise in 1989. Lavasani passed on a year after the fact.
The disclosure that Lavasani contacted the US is probably going to cause shame for the administrative foundation and allies of Khomeini, who frequently acclaim his enemy of American position.
Relations between the US and Iran decayed pointedly following the Islamic Upheaval, especially after the Iran prisoner emergency, or the “victory of the American covert agent nook,” as it is known in Iran.
Lavasani is one of several Khomeini aides who communicated secretly with American officials prior to 1979.
Declassified CIA records have uncovered contacts among Khomeini and the organization of then-U.S. President Jimmy Carter only weeks before the upheaval. The reports propose that Khomeini was available to discourse with Washington and wouldn’t sabotage U.S. interests in the event that he came to drive.
According to a CIA analysis that was written in 1980 and partially released to the public in 2008, Khomeini and his aides also reached out to the administration of the then-President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, in 1963. According to the analysis, Khomeini did not oppose American interests in Iran.
Iranian authorities have excused the declassified archives as created.
U.S. records declassified as of late have additionally uncovered that U.S. agents met with key Iranian authorities after the upheaval, including Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, who was viewed as Khomeini’s second in order; previous Unfamiliar Priest Ebrahim Yazdi; what’s more, Mehdi Bazargan, the primary state leader after the unrest.
Paris-based Iranian researcher Mohammad Javad Akbarein confessed to Radio Farda that the revelation of mystery contacts between Khomeini’s helpers and U.S. agents featured the lip service of Iran’s administrative foundation.
“It shows that the heads of the upset were overall not legitimate in that frame of mind about their binds with [Western countries],” Akbarein said
He added that the disclosure of Lavasani’s gatherings with U.S. agents was huge.
“The significant component of the recently delivered report is that the individual who spoke with the Americans was in close contact with Ayatollah Khomeini,” he said. ” He had a spiritual relationship with Khomeini rather than a political one.”
“Khomeini and different pioneers behind the Islamic republic were permitted to have contacts with the U.S. also, other Western authorities. However, presently, [the authorities] censure others and say such contacts are not permitted,” Akbarein said.