Saadi College

The Albanian government shut down the Iranian regime’s “Saadi” college in Tirana. This so-called cultural center was the regime’s center for the export of Extremism

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The Albanian government shut down the Iranian regime’s “Saadi” college in Tirana. This so-called cultural center was the regime’s center for the export of Extremism. This so-called school was directed by one of two diplomats of the Iranian regime recently expelled from Albania as “Persona non grata.”;

On January 15, 2020, Albania expelled two of the regime’s so-called diplomats. The country’s foreign ministry released a statement in this regard. A local Albanian TV station, “Top Channel,” reported:
“The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs has decided that the representatives of the Iranian Islamic Republic in Albania, Mohammad Ali Arz Peimanemati and Seyed Ahmad Hosseini Alast, are declared ‘persona non-grata’ for conducting activities that go against their status and against the principles of the Vienna Convention for Diplomatic Relations.”;

On December 19, 2018, the Albanian government expelled Gholamhossein Mohammadnia, the Iranian regime’s ambassador and Moutafa Roudaki, the Intelligence Ministry’s (MOIS) station chief, from Albania;

Following the expulsion of two diplomat-terrorists of the clerical regime from Albania, the country’s Minister of Education, Sports and Youth issued an order to immediately close the so-called Saadi Foundation of the Iranian regime in Albania. Based on this order, first reported by Albanian media on January 23, all of the licenses granted to this foundation in previous years, have been declared null and void. The Saadi Cultural Foundation was established in 1994 by the religious fascism ruling Iran following the conflict in the Balkans. The regime created it to spread terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism. These types of institutions use covers such as teaching the Farsi language and Iranian culture in order to attract and recruit locals who are then used to pursue the regime’s espionage and terrorist objectives;

The management and supervision of the Saadi Foundation and its branches in various countries rest with Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, who is a member of the regime’s Supreme Council of the Islamic Culture and Communications Organization, the machinery of the regime’s export of terrorism and fundamentalism. Haddad Adel is also a member of both the Expediency Council and the Cultural Revolution Supreme Council. He is a close relative of Ali Khamenei, the regime’s Supreme Leader, with his daughter married to one of Khamenei’s sons. The foundation in Albania is run by Ahadollah Qolizadeh, one of the diplomats expelled from Albania in 2019, and Seyyed Ahmad Hosseini Alsat, the regime’s cultural attaché in Albania, who was expelled from the country last week;

Also Known As:
Saadi Foundation
Saadi Cultural Foundation



Tirana Albania

Person of interests:
Gholam Ali Haddad Adel

Reason for the color:
» Albania closes Iran regime espionage terrorism training center the Saadi Foundation;
» Albania shuts down Iran regime’s cultural center used for spreading propaganda;