New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1987. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. viii, 396 pages. Illustrations. Notes., DJ has some wear and soiling. Mansur Rafizadeh (14 December 1930, Kerman, Iran - 8 February 2018, Middletown, New York) was an Iranian-born intelligence expert who worked for multiple intelligence agencies and, in 1987, wrote an exposé, Witness: From the Shah to the Secret Arms Deal, An Insider's Account of U.S. Involvement in Iran, for which he is best known. He worked for the Iranian Pahlavi dynasty during the 1970s and, he claimed, for the CIA into the early 1980s. Disillusioned with the monarchy of the Shah and his excesses, Rafizadeh became a double-agent for the CIA during the Carter/Reagan years. He also worked in New York City at the Iranian Mission to the United Nations. After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, diplomats with the Islamic Republic of Iran stated that he was an agent of SAVAK (the Shah's secret police) in the U.S., a claim he denied at the time. Years later, he confirmed the claim. He claims to have been the U.S. director for SAVAK. The behind-the-scenes, insider's account of the Iranian arms scandal, revealing startling new facts about the deal and those in government who knew of it as early as 1981. The author, who was the former chief of the Iranian secret police and a covert mole for the CIA, also details life in Iran before and during the Shah. Condition: Very good / Good.
Keywords: Shah of Iran, Iran-Contra, Khomeini, Pahlavi, CIA, Foreign Relations, Hostages, SAVAK, Kerman, Tehran, Exiles, Political Prisoners, Ashraf, Baghai, Oveissi