Hashemi Rafsanjani supplied gun to kill shah PM Hassan Ali Mansour

Hassan Ali Mansur
Hassan Ali Mansur

Asadollah Badamchian, member of central council of Islamic Motalefeh party announced once again that one of the handguns using to assassinate Hassan Ali Mansour in 1964 was supplied by Hashemi Rafsanjani.

A few hours after Hashemi death, Badamchian revealed on Iranian TV: after January 5, 1963(protest against shah) we felt the necessity of the armed struggle and could supply 7 guns and 7 bullets. One of this guns using to assassinate Hassan Ali Mansour has been supplied by Rafsanjani.

According to Badamchian, after the arrestments of protesters in 1963, deceased Araghi confessed to provide the gun and claimed that he has owned the gun since Navab Safavi period.
He added in his interview in the Iran TV:

It was not supposed to reveal that the gun has been supplied by Rafsanjani until he was alive. However, it is not the first time to reveal this matter, as it was mentioned several times before Hashemi death. It is quoted by Parviz Sabeti as the Manager of “Savak” Security system, in Damgah Hadeseh book, ” Mohammad Mehdi Araghi was the director of Motalefeh Party as the remains of Fadaeean Islam, who Khomeini was very proud of, meanwhile Hashemi Rafsanjani had a close relationship with them. This gun which is used to kill Mansour has been supplied by Hashemi Rafsanjani. (Book press, US, first edition 2011, page 154)

Sabeti refers to Nategh Noury statement to prove the above claim.

Hashemi Bahramani Rafsanjani
Hashemi Bahramani Rafsanjani

Nategh Noory notes in his memories, the detention of Hashemi Rafsanjani in Hassanali Mansour assassination case, stating that Hashemi Rafsanjani is an experienced individual who was involved in the anti-American armed struggle” but he didn’t say anything about supplying the hand gun.(Ali Akbar Nategh Noori memories, volume 2, the revolution ducumentaries, second edition, page 240, 2001)
In 2013, after death of Habibollah Askar Oladi as the founder of Motalefeh Party, the executer of the Friday Prayer states he heard from Askar Oladi about the handgun supplies by Hashemi Rafsanjani.