Recent reports from Sweden’s public radio station have shed light on an alarming development. The station reported that Iran had allegedly planned to assassinate Swedish Jews through two agents who had surreptitiously entered the country under false identities, presenting themselves as refugees in 2015. This news piece, produced by “Radio Sweden”, claims that these two agents – a man and a woman – had links to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and had planned to carry out assassination plots against several individuals, including the chairman of the Council of Jewish Communities in the country, Aharon Warstandig.
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Aharon Warstandig shared his harrowing experience, “In September 2021, I received a call from the Swedish Security Service. They basically told me that I was designated as one of the targets of a possible terrorist crime that includes murder.” The alleged agents, identified as Hedi Ramzani and Farshta Sanaifarid, were arrested in April 2021 on suspicion of conspiring to commit a terrorist act. The chief deputy prosecutor refrained from divulging specific details regarding the targets, although the gravity of the charges was hinted at.
According to sources privy to the investigation’s details, it was revealed to the radio station that the Iranian couple was purportedly operating under the orders of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The IRGC is a military and intelligence organization that has been classified as a terrorist group by the United States and other countries. The intended targets, including Aharon Warstandig, were likely marked as representations of the Jewish community in Sweden.
The criminal investigation unearthed evidence linking the couple to the Revolutionary Guards, suggesting their involvement in planning a terrorist act in Sweden. However, due to the lack of sufficient evidence, prosecutors could not conclusively determine the exact details of the alleged murder plot. The FBI also conducted a concurrent investigation into the couple, focusing particularly on possible harm to American citizens in the country.
Despite avoiding prosecution, Ramzani and Sanayfarid were eventually deported to Iran in 2022 due to the perceived security threat they posed. Their entrance into Sweden under the guise of Afghan refugees with fabricated identities has raised serious questions about the efficacy of the Swedish Migration Agency’s screening process, particularly considering the early warnings that were apparently ignored.
While the Swedish Security Service has remained reticent about the specifics of the case, it has confirmed the connection between the Iranian couple and the Revolutionary Guards.