Khomeini the goat banger

US had extensive contact with Ayatollah Khomeini before Iran revolution

Documents seen by BBC suggest Carter administration paved way for Khomeini to return to Iran by holding the army back from launching a military coup

Iranian leaders have reacted with fury to reports that newly declassified US diplomatic cables revealed extensive contacts between Ayatollah Khomeini and the Carter administration just weeks ahead of Iran’s Islamic revolution.

It was previously known that Ruhollah Khomeini, the charismatic leader of the Iranian revolution, had exchanged some messages with the US through an intermediary while living in exile in Paris. But new documents seen by the BBC’s Persian service show he went to a great lengths to ensure the Americans would not jeopardise his plans to return to Iran – and even personally wrote to US officials.

  • vwVwwVwv

    the inteligent investment of one .22 would have safed millions
    life, freedom and dignity Carter most lousy white POTUS of all times.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Carter was.

  • Ron MacDonald

    The Iranian people can thank the incompetent Jimmy Carter for ruining their lives.