Rafsanjani acknowledges mortars hit "two sensitive locations" in Tehran

Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said in an interview broadcast this evening in the state television's main evening newscast that the mortar attacks on "two sensitive locations one in the heart of Tehran and the other in North Tehran are noteworthy developments."

Rafsanjani's remarks clearly contradict the mullahs' official propaganda that the Mojahedin's mortars hit a residential area, as he unambiguously refers to the "sensitivity" of the two sites in Tehran that have come under mortar attack by the Mojahedin recently, the first being the Marble Palace which is the headquarters of Supreme Leader Khamenei and Rafsanjani's State Exigency Council, and the second being the central headquarters of the Revolutionary Guards and Nabi-Akram and Sarollah garrisons of the Guards in North Tehran. Rafsanjani tried to link these in a ridiculous way with predictions by some U.S. officials that Iran will be facing more unrest and instability in the coming months.

Rafsanjani's admission comes at a time when in the three days since the mortar attack on the most important center of the Revolutionary Guards in Tehran, the mullahs' officials and their propaganda machine have come up with self-contradictory statements and threadbare stage-managing to claim that a residential area in North Tehran has been hit, saying nothing about the "sensitivity" of the sites hit by the Mojahedin's mortars in Tehran.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 15, 2000

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