The maneuvers follows dozens of other suppressive military maneuvers in Tehran and other parts of the country. In addition to terrorizing the public and preparing to confront nationwide resistance and popular uprisings, Tariq-ol Qods reveals the expansionist and aggressive ambitions of the mullahs' regime in the Middle East and Persian Gulf. The name, itself, is very telling about the regime's hostility toward Middle East peace and tranquillity.
These maneuvers which cost hundreds of millions of dollars coincide with enormous purchases of arms and a stepped up export of terrorism and unrest to the region and reveal the regime's ominous intentions.
The National Council of Resistance warns against the terrorist and warmongering objectives of Tehran's criminal rulers and reiterates that the only way to confront the mullahs, as the principal source of export of terrorism and unrest to the region, is to adopt a decisive policy and impose trade sanctions on them.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
December 15, 1996