Ex-spy chief says Iran government about to collapse
Bangkok post
04-Jan-2010 (3 comments)

A former high-ranking intelligence official in Iran has called for his country to form better relations with the United States and Israel and says the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on the verge of collapse.

In an exclusive interview with the Bangkok Post Sunday, Mohammad Reza Madhi, a former officer in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards' intelligence service, described Mr Ahmadinejad as ''crazy'' and unfit to lead his country.

''He has already destroyed international relationships with many countries and made them enemies of Iran,'' said Mr Madhi, who was forced to flee Iran in 2008 after being jailed for 73 years on what he described as ''trivial'' charges. ''This has cost the Iranian people so much. His ideas are dangerous.''

Iran's opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi said on Friday he was ready to sacrifice his life in defence of the people's right to protest peacefully against the government after the worst unrest since the disputed June presidential election.

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sentenced to 73 yrs

by ahmad_ on

must have been a typo. But then again if he was an ordinary person , he would have been hanged. They made it easy for him to escape.



by yolanda on

The guy looks younger than 73 years old, maybe he spent 7 years 3 months in jail.....I like his idea: separation of religion and politics......I am glad to see the news made in the Thai Newspaper..

Thank you for posting. 


Delaram Banafsheh (Yolanda)

"Cactus in the Desert"


Jailed for 73 years!?

by farokh2000 on

This man was jailed for 73 years or is this a typo?

I hope he is right in his statement, no matter how old he is.