Monday, September 25, 2006

Mullah organizations actively financed the Lebanese Hezbollah

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
The regime-run news agency, ILNA reported:Astan Ghods Razavi (a.k.a. AGR) * paid out $40,000 [during July and August] to the Lebanese Hezbollah. This amount was paid by check via the management of Astan Qods Razavi, to account number 33600 of the Melli Bank at the holy Mash’had branch. This transaction was organized and overseen by Ayatollah Vaez-Tabasi, representative of the Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Khamenei) in the province of Khorasan; Vaez-Tabasi who is also the ‘chief ’ of AGR, added this amount to the cash succorer from AGR employees who are champions of righteous. While lending their full support to those brave Lebanese resistance fighters of Hezbollah fighting the invaders of the Zionist regime, we all pray for the decisive victory of the global Islamic movement over international arrogance; we announce our total and eternal readiness for any necessary help and assistance.”

The office of public relations of AGR also announced: “Said account number remains open and anyone can make donations.”

* Astan Ghods Razavi which is also the name for the Shrine of Imam Reza (photo above), is the largest private firm in Iran which conveniently enjoys a non-profit status. This organization owns many varied and profiteering industrial conglomorate, that oversees everything from food groups to computer software companies, to tabacco, etc. AGR also heads up other small foundations such as the various holy shrines around Iran, starting with the Imam Reza shrine in the city of Mash’had.