The National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns this terrorist measure and believes that it is an attempt by the mullahs' regime to divert international public opinion from the domestic crises facing the mullahs' religious, terrorist dictatorship and the escalation of Resistance activities inside Iran.
The NCR President Massoud Rajavi has repeatedly announced that the anti-Islamic and inhuman fatwa for the murder of Salman Rushdie is contrary to the message of compassion, freedom, and tolerance of the great religion of Islam. The mullahs ruling Iran are the worst enemies of the Prophet and Muslims the world over.
The officials of the mullahs' regime have time and again declared that the fatwa on heresy of Salman Rushdie is irreversible and that it is obligatory for all Muslims to execute the decree.
The measure today by the mullahs' regime once again underlines the reality that so long as the mullahs' religious, terrorist dictatorship remains in power, it will continue to export terrorism and fundamentalism and that any form of negotiations and dialogue with this regime only emboldens them in further suppression and export of terrorism.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
February 12, 1997