12 Facts About Alireza Jafarzadeh


Alireza Jafarzadeh is an Iranian dissident, media commentator on the Middle East, and US representative of the People's Mujahedin of Iran.


Alireza Jafarzadeh is known for releasing information on Iran's secret nuclear program.


Alireza Jafarzadeh seems to have bi-partisan respect for his work.


In 2006, Alireza Jafarzadeh was introduced as the last representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in an interview with Claude Salhani in which he responded to comments by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made towards Israel.


In 2007, Alireza Jafarzadeh was a guest on CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight news show discussing Iran's proxy war in Iraq.


In 2002, Alireza Jafarzadeh drew worldwide attention by revealing that Iran was running a secret nuclear facility in Natanz, and a dideuterium oxide facility in Arak.


In 2007, Alireza Jafarzadeh claimed that Iran's government had sharply increased its efforts to fan sectarian violence in Iraq, easily transferring money and arms across the Iraqi border.


In 2010, Alireza Jafarzadeh revealed satellite imagery and program details of a secret underground uranium enrichment facility under construction in Behjat-abad near Tehran, drawing international attention.


In 2015, Alireza Jafarzadeh revealed that Iran has a hidden site, known as Lavizan-3, in a military complex in Tehran, where Iran has worked on research and development of advanced centrifuges, including IR-2m, and secretly enriched uranium in violation of the Joint Plan of Action.


Alireza Jafarzadeh's association with the National Council of Resistance of Iran which is associated with the People's Mujahedin of Iran was a source of controversy for some time.


Alireza Jafarzadeh was the public spokesperson for the National Council of Resistance of Iran until its office in Washington was closed by the US State Department in 2003 because it was too closely associated with the People's Mujahedin of Iran, which is listed as a terrorist organisation by the US State Department.


Alireza Jafarzadeh's name appeared in the media in a Houston Chronicle article dated December 24,1986, where he is described as a spokesman for the MEK.