In March 1981, Beheshti that was the Head of regime’s Judiciary, sent a secret letter to Khomeini, the regime’s leader. The secret letter of Beheshti to Khomeini has published in the recent days and says: “We can see two different views among the leadership circle of the Islamic revolution … The first view, that is the view of minority, believes in Islam, Mullahs and Islamic fundamentalism. The second view, that is the view of majority, believes in Islam, but not in Mullahs and Islamic fundamentalism. The first view firmly believes in the Islamic values and theocracy. They believe in the superiority of Mullahs. But the second view doesn’t believe in all Islamic values and could open the door to anti-Islamic values and anti-Islamic management … Unfortunately the first view that has sought to enforce Islamic laws in our society and our government, has been a minority in both of Shah’s regime and Islamic regime … The first view that is our view, could become a majority, if it is supported … These days we can see that the second view condemn us and say that the we are reactionaries … The second view seeks to abolish Islam rule and theocracy (Velayate Faqih) … We think that the first view really has matured in the last years and could rule the country, the government and the army … If you prefer that the second view continues to rule the country, please order us to return to Qom and live like a simple Mullah as before. ”
Ayatollah Beheshti was very influential within leadership circles of Islamic Revolution of 1979. He was very notorious for his secret meetings with American and British agents. Ebrahim Yazdi revealed secrets about Beheshti and his connection with the US. Yazdi that was Khomeni’s advisor in Foreign Affaires, member of Revolutionary Council, and the Foreign Minister in the provisional government said (some years ago and after about 30 years):”Ayatollah Beheshti went to the US six months before the revolution. He went to Washington and New York secretly and stayed there for a month …. After the revolution, when the students occupied the American embassy, they got hold of documents concerning Beheshti’s negotiations with U.S. authorities but Khomeini prevented them from making them public ” He also added: “Brzezinski [Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s National Security Advisor] believed the only way to block Communism in Iran was coordination between the military and the clergy. His reasoning was that the clergy were anti-communist, and they also had the ability to mobilize the masses of people. Actually the US was looking at the clerics as an alternative.” As we said before William Sullivan, the US ambassador in Iran, has confirmed that the US had secret contacts with Beheshti In fact, Beheshti that was very influential within leadership circles of Islamic revolution acted as a broker between Khomeini and the West.