According to the
defense press defense correspondent, "Mohsen Rafiqdoost" is the name
given on many pages of the history of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy
the victory of the Islamic Revolution, he became a member of several groups and
joined Imam Khomeini's leadership and then joined the Imams.
Rafiqdoost, who is now 76th of his life, has published his memoirs in the red and blue book "For History", but his memoirs are undoubtedly more than two volumes, some of which are some of his memoirs, He gets in his mind.
Rafiqdoost, who was known as "Hajj Mohsen" during the holy defense, still likes to call others with this title, there are many memories and tales from the earliest days of the formation of the IRGC to this day, a powerful institution whose scope of influence is regional But also universal. He also has many say about self-sufficiency in defense industry.
"Hajj Mohsen" during the days of the Front and the War, which was responsible for the IRGC and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, along with Mohsen's brother (Major General Mohsen Rezaei) and other brothers of the Revolutionary Guard, designed and managed the pride operations, which today they are commanders and pioneers in Green dresses are guarded and are called "Sardar". "I am proud to be in charge of me, and every time I am present with the armed forces, I will wear a green guard on guard," says general Rafiqdoost.
In the following, the third and final part of our conversation with the Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionary Guards, Mohsen Rafiqdost, during the holy defense, read:
Which of the martyred commanders and the commanders who are now in life, which
one are more lovely for you?
General: Everyone is lovely for me. The commanders who were martyred passed away before God, and joined God.
I love all the commanders
Before one of the sacred defense operations, we made a dangerous work and handed over the commanders of the army and the army, which was about 400 people, with a plane to visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in Mashhad. On the plane we were sitting in, one of us asked: Haj Mohsen, who will be martyred among the commanders in the next operation? I looked at the faces, and I saw a certain light on the face of two people: Jafarzadeh, the commander of the Yazd Brigade, and the other was Mehdi Bakeri, the commander of the Ashura Division.
All martyr commanders are lovely and dear to me, but with some of them I've been more than friends. I was familiar with the martyr Boroujerdi before and during the revolution. I also had a great deal with the martyr Koladzuz. I knew Hassan Bagheri before the war and I was with him a friend.
Defapress: What are the commanders who are now?
General: I love all the commanders.
Student Corps Support to Conquer US Embassy / Adventure of firing first ballistic missiles from Iran
57 women were responsible for the rallies of Tasoa and Ashura
Defapress: What do you think women played in the Islamic Revolution?
Rafiq Doost: At the beginning of the revolution, the presence of women in the ceremony was more than the presence of men, which was responsible for the marches of Tasooa, Ashura and Arbaeen of 57 years. In those marches, especially in the two rallies of Tasoa and Ashura, there was the overwhelming majority of women, but the number of men was equal to Arbaeen's march.
October 5th, when I was released from prison and into the work of the revolution; in our activities, one morning we came to our house and said: "I have two boys, and take them on a march because they do not go on, because of the young people of that time The two young men who participated in the rallies with the insistence of their mothers were so distorted that they were wearing shawls, eventually one of which was on the march and the other was martyred in the sacred defense.
Defapress: When did the American spy nest conquer by
the followers of the Imam's line, what was your responsibility and where were
General said: I was responsible for the logistics of the IRGC.
Corps support from students to conquer the spy nest
Defapress: How did you
get on this topic?
Rafiqdoost: Before the students did that, I and Mohsen Rezaei were informed and invited us somewhere as a martyr of Mahallah. It was said at the meeting that the students are going to take the American Spy Nest and you have to support. We provided them with preparations for the arrival of the students at the embassy. The feeding of those who arrived at the embassy stayed there until the end of our work.
Defapress: How did you
get on this topic?
Rafiqdoost: Before the students did that, I and Mohsen Rezaei were informed and invited us somewhere as a martyr Mahalaty . It was said at the meeting that the students are going to take the American Spy Nest and you have to support. We provided them with preparations for the arrival of the students at the embassy. The feeding of those who arrived at the embassy stayed there until the end of our work.
A large part of the economic burden of the war was on the people's side
Defapress: One of the
issues that remains to be considered and discussed is the sacred defense
budget, and it is said that in contrast to the words of the imam who was in
charge of the war, he was not in the government.
Comrade Dost: Some people in the government did not believe in the war, and whenever I went to the government and reported, their first question was: When is the war ended? But the big part of the economic burden of the war was people, so that at the end of the war I came to the service of Imam and said: Sir we have enough Toyota and have arrived in the country and distributed according to the request of the command, but people in different cities insist that Buy us Toyota and give warriors on the front. The gentleman said: I allow you to give a Toyota to people and buy guns with money.
But why has the war reached such a fate? One day, Mr. Hashemi called me and said: This government is fighting a war slogan, but it does not end up in war. You are the main warrior. Mr. Rezai takes a role and you give him something, such a war will not end. You go to the ministries and do nothing to fight. I want to engage the government in war.
I went. Mousavi became head of the headquarters, Behzad Nabavi, was responsible for logistics, Khatami was responsible for advertising, Mr. RoGhani was also responsible for the budget and ... until that led to that letter and resolution.
Defapress: In connection with that letter, Mr. Rezaei is requesting equipment to continue his defense, he said that Mr. Hashemi had asked Mr. Rezaie to write the list of equipment needed for the Prime Minister to receive that letter to Imam.
General: First of all, when I was at the time, I was sitting in the ministry, and later I saw that letter. The items mentioned in that letter were not ready, but took time and the government did not have the power to provide them. If Mr. Hashemi has taken over, he has consulted the government.
But now I believe that in the best times of the war. At that time, we were not in a position of weakness because we immediately responded to the hypocrites in Mersad's operation and retaliated by suppressing the reburial of Iraq that came to our territory with several troops.
If after the conquest of Khorramshahr we would accept a ceasefire, we had nothing, but when we accepted the ceasefire, we had everything and we were growing stronger.
Hashemi played a privileged role in forming the government and its consistency
Defapress: Last year, Mr.
Hashemi Rafsanjani, a fiancé, was farewell, what is your opinion about him and
his role in the sacred defense?
Rafiqdoost: Many of the them and the old man of the first generation, Revolutionary Mr. Hashemi. Imam also strongly loved and accepted Hashemi. Mr. Hashemi played a pivotal role in forming the government and its consistency.
Until the life of the Imam, since the Imam was in the sky, the rest of the stars were not. When the Imam died and Ayatollah Khamenei was elected as a leader, people came and swore allegiance to them. I helped in the management of those meetings, and occasionally I spoke to the slave and the likes of a servant to speak to the people. Once a crowd of Fars and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad had come, Hazrat-e Aqa ordered me to go and speak. I told my opinion about Imam that after the prophets (PBUH), fourteen infallibles and characters such as Hazrat Abbas and Hazrat Zeinab, I do not know a person to the fullness of Imam Khomeini. When it was over and I returned to my servant, Mr. Anvari asked if you did not give up on the Imam. The gentleman answered them and said: "No, they did not overthrow the Imam, but the former person who talked about me had exhausted. In the following, the leader pointed out to the light that had fallen in the room and said: "Like us, the Imam, like the particles, is to the sun, but today I am in the position of the supreme leader, I carry out my duties."
When we were discussing with them and asking why then? They said that I was a mujtahid who, in some respects, had a disagreement with the gentleman. My duty is silence and silence about them.
I went to serve Mr. Hashemi and said that it is true that Imam said that the revolution would not hurt if you have your hands in one another? Then I said, so it does not mean that the gentleman should be in your hands, but you should hand in hand to them.
And when they died, I said that they would forgive those who went bad about Mr. Hashemi. The point was that the gentleman adhered to. A few days ago, when the members of the Expediency Council of the Supreme Leader came to power, the gentlemen from Hashemi very much defined.
Mr. Hashemi, during Imam's time, received imam for several times and committed suicide, some of which was not understood by the people. At the time of the leadership of His Majesty the same way, and he was a barrier against many. Although he was critical and sometimes criticized. Therefore, the leadership of Mr. Hashemi should go no further and not backward.
the four decades of the Islamic Revolution, we witnessed many disasters. Those
were beside the Imam, but in the future, they separated from the revolution and
the ideals of the Imam. What
is the reason for this and how do you see the revolution?
rafiqdoost: I have said many times that the Islamic Revolution is like the train that people were riding to go from Tehran to Mashhad. The driver of this train was Imam Khomeini (RA). The first Revolution saw some people who did not want to go to Mashhad and began to move from the train to the train. The train is moving and they were driven from the train. First, the hypocrites, then the national front and then the movement of freedom and ... It's the same now. The story of the year 88 was related to those who were leaving the train. The train of revolution is moving; until its historic driver, Imam, and now his driver is the supreme leader of the revolution. The criterion of the right and wrong in the Islamic Republic is also the supreme leader.
The story of the firing of the first ballistic missiles from Iran
the Holocaust, despite sanctions, some countries helped us, including Libya,
which gave us missiles.
Rafighdoost: I think this was the grace of God who, during the hard times, opened some doors for us, and we were able to achieve missile knowledge today with the introduction of several missiles and the efforts of the heathen.
The rocket story also tells us that we launched the missile three times. Gaddafi, who decided to give us a missile, called Major Solomon, who had come to Iran, saying that from this hour on, your dear friend is your commander. I told him that your commander was the first one. First, they shot two missiles, one at Kirkuk refinery and one at the Iraqi Rafidan Bank. After this, Gaddafi wrote two similar letters to Saddam and Imam. Imam also wrote his answer, and I and Mr. Velayati answered the Imam. Gaddafi had written that the battle of the cities (missiles) was cut off by the Imam, "we are not the beginning of the war, and as long as Saddam does that, we will respond."
Then when we returned, four other missiles were fired, after which Gaddafi ordered his force in Iran to not shoot for Iran again. The martyr-era Tehrani mogul team dominated the rocket launch and fired in front of the Libyans. Gaddafi forces defeated the missiles when they saw the situation, and took some pieces and took them. The martyr's first moghadam group succeeded in building those parts and firing missiles.
Defapress: You had a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Il Sung. What was the relationship between Iran and North Korea during that period?
Rafiqdoost: As soon as they got to the Scud missile, we went after them and took missiles after Gaddafi.
Defapress: Did you buy?
Rafiqdoost: Yes we bought.
Defapress: At that time, we had two armament and defense ministries. Do not interfere?
Rafiqdoost: Every ministry did its job. We did not cooperate but interacted.
you had very friendly and intimate relationships with many characters in the
Muslim world and the world, why?
Everything in the world is done according
to the needs and our work at that time was similar. Whether
Gaddafi was delivering me was due to the fact that he enjoyed the Islamic
Revolution, and I was able to take good advantage from him at the headquarters.
When the wave of Islamic awakening came to Libya, his ambassador came to me and said Gaddafi had told me to go ahead of Haj Mohsen and say: "What help can you give me now?" We had sent some help for the Libyan people at that time. I said: we are helping us. He said: You are helping Gaddafi's enemies. I said: First, if Gaddafi helped us, he did not help me, but helped the Iranian people and the Islamic revolution. Now I'm telling you to coordinate with his people. If you want me to do business with people and I do it, because the people of Libya know me and we had been with Gaddafi many times among your people. Or, if you find that this solution is not beneficial, go to Libya. He said Gaddafi said that if I was killed, I would not go to Libya.
The collapse of the Soviet Union is the introduction to the collapse of the superpower of the West
is your anticipation of the conflict that has emerged between North Korea and
the United States?
Rafiqdoost: It turns out that the algebra destroyed the history of a superpower, all of which thought that the superpower of the East, the superpower of the West, disappeared, but that was the introduction to the suppression of the West.
About 20 years ago, when I was responsible for the Mostazafan Foundation, and Mr Kharrazi was Iran's envoy to the United Nations, he called me and told me that a crowd of thirty people from a Christian faithful in the United States would be coming to Iran. Stay in these hotels in the Foundation, their situation is good, they are going to meet with some of the ministers and you will also meet with them.
Those who came to
Iran, the three of their gatherings, the largest of whom were gathered, came to
me and were surprised at what they had seen in Iran. One
said: In New York or Washington, a 60-year-old woman cannot be alone in the street after 8 o'clock, but a
couple of nights later, when we were sleeping in Tehran, we saw a young woman
driving alone at midnight. I
was surprised and asked my companion to talk to that lady who said: "If we
come to a red light, there is an opportunity to talk." We
stood behind a red light that the English lady knew and educated in the United
said the woman to the woman, and the woman said: "Do you think you are
here in the United States?" Here is
am a doctor and a hospital officer and now I'm backing home.
Now the United States remains to work with North Korea. With Iran, it does not know what to do. So the world is approaching the emergence and the United States is no longer superpower.
Defapress: The debate that is being discussed today is a matter for the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum. What is your opinion on this?
Rafiqdoost: Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria must unite and not allow this separation to happen. Americans and Zionists have bought Barzani.
Rezaie's election as commander of the Revolutionary Guards
Defapress: There is a quote from you that the place of Mohsen Reza'i was supposed to be the commander of the army, Martyr Boroujerdi. What is the story of this story?
Rafiqdoost: The story is that Haj Ahmad Aqa contacted me and said that Imam had said that the IRGC would introduce one person to the IRGC command, so I thought before I forwarded this to the Command Council; Mohammad Boroujerdi is good for this job.
Boroujerdi was at that time in Sanandaj, so I moved around Sanandaj at night and at 9 o'clock in the evening; from 10:00 to 2:00 after midnight I discussed Boroujerdi with this topic because he would not accept; besides me, there were some people. I replied that we also have two others who are hijackers and rezaees
Then he said that
Mohsen (Rezaei) is better than a hijacker, because the captain is an army
captain; then we were gathered in the commanding council and transferred the
command of the Imam, and also referred to the evil that I wanted to do.
We had seven people, who did not vote for themselves, and they had six votes; thus, we were going to introduce the hijacker as the commander of the Revolutionary Guards to Imam.
Early the next morning, the hijacker came to our house with a gown and a Quran, repeating the words of Mohammad Boroujerdi, saying that it is not expedient to be the commander of the army; therefore, Mohsen Rezaei, the commander of the IRGC, and I will become his deputy.
Defapress: As the last question, what are the differences and similarities between Haj Mohsen and Vardar Mohsen (Rezaei)?
Rafiqdoost: : We do not differ much, because we were able to work together in the eight-year war with those particular circumstances and characteristics, although we were legally both at one level, because the Command Council He had three commanders, the minister and representative of Imam. Nevertheless, during this war, I did not play this regiment once and I always supported the commander on the orders of Imam, and I still support him.
Defapress:: We are very happy to give you our time.