Why did Saif al-Adl choose to reside in Iran?

A relationship that brought the two extremes together in one camp .. Each side in the camp saw that it was using the other and making use of it to serve its goals. Al-Qaeda saw inIranThe refuge and the safe passage in an era when countries and international powers are collapsing and chasing their elements around the world, while the Iranians were deeper, cunning and long-suffering in this relationship .

After nearly two decades of the organization’s protection in their country, they have a mysterious word on it, even for the organization’s affiliates themselves, who are ignorant of the direction they are being taken to after their leaders fell into the grip of Tehran and depended on its decision .

In this regard, Hassan Abu Haniyeh, a researcher in the affairs of jihadist groups, said in an exclusive interview with Akhbar Al-Aan: “Al-Qaeda since its establishment has focused on the Hijazis in the Gulf region, Saudi Arabia in particular, and the Egyptians, and the Egyptian wing had long historical links with Iran, which was called the Islamic Group, Al-Jihad Group, Al-Zawahiri and others to Iran permanently and therefore this relationship was woven at an early stage.”

He added: “When Al-Qaeda and the Islamic Front to Fight the Jews and the Crusaders were formed in 1998 and the Islamic Group’s wing joined at that time, as well as the Al-Jihad Al-Zawahiri group after the split and the exit of Dr. Fadl Sayed Imam Al-Sharif, relations with Iran remained and were not broken. The common factor is not only with Al-Qaeda but All global jihadism and political Islam is enmity with the United States, the West, Israel and local regimes.”

Saif al-Adl and Mustafa Hamed.. the most prominent sufferers of Tehran syndrome

It is clear that the leaders of al-Qaeda in Iran were affected by what can only be described as “ Tehran Syndrome. ” For many years, they breathed nothing but Iran’s air and drank nothing but its water until their loyalty became to it and they no longer knew their homeland but it, and Tehran became the capital of the international organization of al-Qaeda .

Among the most prominent sufferers of Tehran Syndrome .. the duo, Saif al-Adl, andMustafa Hamed.

Why Saif al-Adl refused to leave Iran? Hassan Abu Haniyeh reveals the details

Abu Haniyeh says : “ If we look, for example, at Mustafa Hamid Abu al-Walid al-Masri, who has a close relationship with the Taliban or al-Qaeda and writes editorials in the Vanguards of Khurasan, he defends this relationship with Iran and considers it strategic and views the Iranian revolution as a great model .”

And he added: “ Saif al-Adl also, although he does not show this much, but he believes in this greatly, and I think that even when the exchange deal was concluded, it was not only the Iranians who prevented Saif al-Adl from leaving, but he personally refused to leave Iran and insisted that he remain in Iran’s protection This is the result of the historical dimension of the relationship between Islamic groups and al-Qaeda, with its various components, with Iran .”

Why Saif al-Adl refused to leave Iran? Hassan Abu Haniyeh reveals the details

Tehran’s relationship with al-Qaeda may give it the ability to interfere in choosing the person who will succeed Ayman al-Zawahiri in the leadership of the organization, as it has become the main and main driver of al-Qaeda and the real haven for its current leaders and their awaited successors as well, in order to use them in the face of its enemies .

Hassan Abu Haniyeh explains that Iran has a great influence on the state reached by al-Qaeda, as the relationship between Iran and the organization is a use-and-relationship. After the September events, more than 500 al-Qaeda leaders and their families sought refuge in Iran, where they were classified according to who is with Iran and who is against it .

Why Saif al-Adl refused to leave Iran? Hassan Abu Haniyeh reveals the details

Abu Haniyeh added : “ There was a use of these people, as they sometimes kept them as hostages, and this matter caused a problem for al-Qaeda and its followers and supporters, and it was a key factor in weakening al-Qaeda and the emergence of ISIS .”

At the present time , Tehran hosts most of the al-Qaeda leaders, one of whom is expected to succeed al-Zawahiri, and after his death, we see that these are being held in Iran, and thus Tehran guarantees control of the organization, whatever the name of its next leader, as long as he is among its residents .