Detailed description of the organizational structure of SAVAK [IRN16205.E]

For information on the above-mentioned subject, please refer to Reponses to Information Requests IRN7544 on SAVAK and IRN7543 on SAVAMA, both dated 4 January 1991 and available at your Regional Documentation Centre, and to the attached documents.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Area Handbook Series: Iran: A Country Study. 1989. Edited by Helen Chain Metz. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Abrahamian, Ervand. 1989. Radical Islam: The Iranian Mojahedin. London: I.B. Tauris & Co, pp. 53, 69-72.

The Associated Press (AP). 12 December 1979. AM Cycle. Untitled. (NEXIS)

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 19 May 1993. "Iran, Pro-Mojahedin Radio Warns of Regime's 'Counter-Revolutionary' Group." (NEXIS)

. 21 January 1980. "Savak Agents' Training and Activities in Britian." (NEXIS)

Carl, Leo D. 1990. International Dictionary of Intelligence. McLean, V.: International Defense Consultants, pp. 218, 364.

Mostyn, Trevor. 1991. Major Political Events in Iran, Iraq and the Arabian Peninsula. New York: Facts on File, pp. 33, 113, 151, 158.

The Washington Post. 7 June 1980. Michael Getler. "Khomeini Is Reported to Have a SAVAK of His Own." (NEXIS)

. 9 August 1979. "Foreign Spy Activity Found Rampant in U.S., the Iranians." (NEXIS)
. 9 May 1977. "SAVAK: A Feared and Pervasive Force." (NEXIS)