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  • October 16, 1985

    Letter, First Secretary of the People's Party of Iran Central Committee A. Khavari to the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee

    Request from Ali Khavari to send PPI members to USSR for training in propaganda strategy.

  • December 06, 1985

    Deputy Director of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee R. Ul'ianovskii, 'On a Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    R. Ulianovskii reports to the CPSU Central Committee Ali Khavari's request for 10-15 PPI members to receive training in the USSR

  • December 12, 1985

    Resolution of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 'On a Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    Resolution of the TsK KPSS Secretariat assigning the Committee for State Security (KGB) of the USSR to plan the secret crossing of 10-15 members of the Communist Party of Iran (Tudeh Party) from the Soviet Union into Iran.

  • December 12, 1985

    Extract from Minutes No. 215 of the Session of the Secretariat of the CPSU Central Committee from December 12, 1985, 'On a Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    Resolution of the TsK KPSS Secretariat assigning the Committee for State Security (KGB) of the USSR to plan the secret crossing of 10-15 members of the Communist Party of Iran (Tudeh Party) from the Soviet Union into Iran.

  • December 26, 1985

    Letter from the Leader of the Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People to the General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Comrade M.S. Gorbachev

    Letter from M. Rajavi, leader of the Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People (OMIP) to M. Gorbachev. Rajavi requested a loan of $100 million to support an uprising in Iran against the regime of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini. Rajavi also invited representatives of the Central Committee of the CPSU to come to Paris to meet with him and participate in an "unofficial exchange of ideas."

  • 1986

    Saddam Hussein Discussing 'Irangate' (Iran-Contra) Revelations with His Inner Circle

    In this meeting, Saddam and his advisers discuss the implications of US arms sales to Iran in 1985-1986. They consider the diplomatic and military ramifications of the sales, discuss possible responses, and speculate as to Washington's motives in making these sales.

  • January 07, 1986

    Letter, Farhad Olfat to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Olfat requests refuge for Oranization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People in the USSR following the harsh crackdown on communist parties by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

  • January 07, 1986

    Letter, Farhad Olfat to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Farhad Olfat request in the name of the Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People (OMIP) for $300 million to support a worldwide struggle to overthrow Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Olfat argues the OMIP is in desperate need of the funds and they would have "actual, decisive significance" for plans moving forward.

  • January 23, 1986

    Note about Attachments to the Letter from M. Rajavai to M.S. Gorbachev

    Note with information on the collection of documents attached to Rajavi of Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People to M. Gorbachev.

  • February 12, 1986

    Deputy Director of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee R. Ul'ianovskii, 'On an Answer to a Message from the Leadership of the Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People'

    R. Ulianovskii, Deputy Chief of the International Department, reports the receipt of a request from M. Rajavi, leader of the Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People (OMIP). Rajavi requested a loan of $100 million to support an uprising in Iran against the regime of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini. Rajavi also invited representatives of the Central Committee of the CPSU to come to Paris to meet with him and participate in an "unofficial exchange of ideas."

  • February 16, 1986

    Message to be Communicated to M. Rajavi

    A message to be communicated orally by the recipient, ‘Sofia,’ in response to M. Rajavi’s request for the USSR to announce their solidarity with the Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People (OMIP). The message declares that the USSR is undoubtedly supportive of the ‘progressive forces’ in Iran, but that declaration of support will take shape in the manner that best suits the moment.

  • February 18, 1986

    Resolution of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 'On the Answer to a Message from the Leadership of the Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People'

    Central Committee of the CPSU voted to answer a letter from M. Rajavi, leader of the Mujahadin of the Iranian People requesting support for conducting activities in Iran.

  • February 18, 1986

    Extract from Minutes no. 222 from a Session of the Secretariat of the CPSU Central Committee from February 18, 1986, 'On an Answer to the Message from the Leadership of the Organization of Mujahidin of the Iranian People'

    Central Committee of the CPSU voted to answer a letter from M. Rajavi, leader of the Mujahadin of the Iranian People requesting support for conducting activities in Iran.

  • February 28, 1986

    Ministry for State Security, 'Statement on the Iraqi Request'

    The Ministry for State Security rejects efforts on the part of the Iraq Ministry of Interior to establish formal cooperation.

  • February 28, 1986

    Relations between the Ministry for State Security of the GDR with Intelligence Organs of the Republic of Iraq

    Summary of attempts by the Iraq Ministry of the Interior to establish formal relations with the Ministry for State Security.

  • March 26, 1986

    Note on a Meeting in the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq with Ambassador Fawzi al-Bander

    Ambassador al-Bander follows up on a request for Iraqi intelligence officers to visit the Ministry for State Security, but is informed it will not be possible in 1986.

  • April 24, 1986

    Report of the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq on the negative impact of the war on the Iraqi domestic situation in 1986

    This report issued by the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq describes the fracturing of relations between the Baath Party, the army, and the president, economic strife, and the efforts necessary to regain domestic stability in 1986.

  • July 05, 1986

    Report of the Hungarian Ambassador in Iraq on the developments of the military conflict between Iraq and Iran in 1986

    This report issued by the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq discusses the increasing domestic instability in 1986, includint Shi’ite riots, economic hardship, and Saddam Hussein’s efforts to destroy his opposition.

  • July 24, 1986

    Saddam Hussein and Ba'ath Party Members Discussing the Status of the Party in the Arab World and Potential Cooperation with the Muslim Brotherhood

    This file contains a meeting between Saddam and the members of the Ba'ath Party in all the Arab countries. Saddam talked about the role of the Ba'ath Party in controlling the Islamic current in the whole Islamic world and the Arab countries. He said that it isn't a profitable trend to contend with these currents, but rather to negotiate with them and try to persuade them that it is inevitable and better to separate between religious thought and command. He talked about the current of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. He stressed that this movement must be exploited to be an ally rather than an enemy. This movement and others similar to it must be persuaded to work with the Ba'ath Party and not against it.

  • August 05, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Craxi and Armacost

    Diplomatic advisor Antonio Badini's report from the meeting between Craxi and Armacost regarding international terrorism, situation in Libya and Syria, and deterioration of East-West relations.