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1981

ABOUT THE LAST OPERATION/ OPERATIONAL MISSION OF COMRADE [REDACTED]

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    Description of the work of an East German agent in Iran who worked with the Stasi (MfS).
    "About the Last Operation/ Operational Mission of Comrade [redacted]," 1981, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, BStU, MfS, Abt. X, Nr. 558. Obtained by Roham Alvandi and translated by Carla Fischer. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/134842
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About the last operation/ operational mission of comrade [redacted]

Between 1979 and 1981 comrade [redacted] was stationed as a resident in Teheran.

In 1981 the Soviet- Iranian relations heated up (Mass persecutions, arrests and executions of operatives of the Tudeh- Party; temporary occupation of the UdSSR- Embassy by the revolutionary- guards, mysterious disappearance (probably treason) of the soviet counselor [redacted]).

For security reasons comrade [redacted] had to leave Teheran in this situation. (Shortly after his mission started, his successor was declared a persona non grata alongside other soviet diplomats).

During his operation in Teheran comrade [redacted] was in contact with the resident of the MfS. He widely supported our resident, a.m.

- with the assessment of the situation

- with the retransition/ return of a DDR- citizen (f) recruited by the enemy (overland to the Caspian sea and from there with a soviet ship to the UdSSR);

- with the preparation of an outward transfer of a DDR- citizen (m) (IMES- employee), who resided in the DDR- Embassy and against whom the Iranian authorities filed a request for extradition (outward transfer should take place with the help of a Bulgarian- Iranian transportation company, to which the comrade [redacted] had operational ties).

Comrade [redacted] wasn’t in the DDR so far. According to synopses at hand he did not receive an award by the MfS yet.