Beheshti (Dr. Seyed Mohmmad Hosseini Beheshti) did not reside in East Germany but in Hamburg where the Hamburg Mosque is located and took over as its director for five years. And that does not automatically make him a KGB agent.
dr. seyed javad miri
university of Goteborg
I emailed the author with your information, here is his response:
So, Beheshti was already in Hamburg, 20 years before Atta? Then my sources (some books - I have no confirmation by German sources) got it wrong, although he may still have spend some time in East Germany too. The residence in Hamburg seems to be confirmed on Wikipedia and other new internet sources too. Of course, many innocent people studied in the Soviet bloc, and that alone would not be any evidence, although reasons for suspicion. He seems to have returned to Iran in 1970, and remained there until 1977, but travelled then somewhere and appeared next year in Paris (http://www.dartabligh.org/biographies/ShaheedBeheshti.html). Probably he was deeply influenced by the communist (Baader-Meinhof/RAF) terror in West Germany, which emerged soon after the Shah’s visit to Berlin in June 1967.