Alireza Jafarzadeh is the president of Strategic
Policy Consulting, Inc. He is also a FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs
Alireza Jafarzadeh is the author of “The
Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis” (Palgrave Macmillan, January 2007).
Alireza Jafarzadeh is a well-known
authority in issues relating to terrorism, and Islamic fundamentalism in Iraq, Iran, and the Middle East; Iran’s nuclear weapons program; and
its internal political developments, including the anti-government
demonstrations, the student movement, and human rights.
international concerns about Iran’s nuclear weapons program has largely
arisen from Jafarzadeh’s stunning revelations about
more than a dozen major previously secret nuclear sites, including the sites
in Natanz, Arak, Lashkar Ab'ad, and Tehran.
Jafarzadeh revealed the existence of Natanz
uranium enrichment facility, and Arak's heavy water facility in August
2002, Kalaye Electric Company centrifuge testing
facility near Tehran in February 2003, Lashkar Ab'ad laser enrichment
facility in May 2003, and a new nuclear site in Ardekan
in July 2003.
2004, Jafarzadeh revealed that Iran, using some 400 nuclear experts,
is running a secret nuclear weapons program supervised by the military and
the Supreme Leader parallel to its overt nuclear energy program.
Jafarzadeh revealed in March 2005 that Iran has built a secret underground
facility in Tehran’s Parchin
military complex where activities related to laser enrichment is carried out.
In August 2005, he exposed new details about A. Q. Khan network and its long
standing relation with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC).
September and November 2005, and in January 2006, Jafarzadeh
exposed a number of underground facilities near Tehran, used for WMD research and development. Jafarzadeh
revealed in January 2006 how Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
had sped up the uranium enrichment program, and that Iran has prepared some 5000 centrifuge
machines to be installed in the Natanz uranium
2006, he revealed how the IRGC is deeply involved in the nuclear weapons
program, conducting nuclear research and development.
Jafarzadeh unveiled the details of Iran’s development of bio-weapons in
May 2003, and had previously provided valuable information about the Shahab-3
medium range missile.
Jafarzadeh first disclosed the details of Iran’s involvement in the 1996 bombing
of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, and the 1994 bombing of the
Jewish Community Center in Argentina.
November 2003, Jafarzadeh exposed an extensive
covert network of the Iranian regime’s agents who had been involved, for
months, in meddling in the internal affairs of Iraq, seeking to derail the political
process and establish a sister Islamic Republic in Iraq.
accomplished analyst, Jafarzadeh has frequently
appeared on major television and radio broadcasts including Fox News Channel,
CNN, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, NBC, ABC, BBC, Sky News, ITN, VOA, and NPR, to discuss Iran’s WMD program and terrorist activities
around the world.
Jafarzadeh has published essays in, and been interviewed by, news
outlets including New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal,
Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times,
Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe,
Miami Herald, Newsday, Austin-American Statesman, Time, Newsweek, Sunday
Times, Sunday Telegraph, Financial Times, Guardian, International Herald
Tribune, Associated Press, Reuters, AFP, United Press International,
Space & Missile, Defense Week, and Arms Control Today.
Jafarzadeh has lectured in Georgetown University, University of Michigan, and National War College, and has been a frequent speaker
at briefings, hearings and luncheons at the US Congress, the United Nations, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, American University, National Young Leaders
Conference, and the Morning Newsmaker Program at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
becoming a contributor for FOX News Channel, and until August
2003, Jafarzadeh acted for a dozen years as the
chief congressional liaison and media spokesperson for the US representative office of Iran’s parliament in exile, the
National Council of Resistance of Iran.
Jafarzadeh earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, and his Master’s degree in Civil
Engineering from the University of Texas, in Austin.