The National Council of Resistance lauds Mr. Egeland's courageous remarks and calls on other European countries to follow Norway's lead.
Also yesterday, a committee of deputies from seven parties in the Swedish parliament called for the abandoning of the policy of critical dialogue and the imposition of trade sanctions and diplomatic pressures against the mullahs' religious, terrorist dictatorship.
As the Iranian Resistance had stressed from the start, in the past five years, the placating policy of critical dialogue not only failed to change the clerics' conduct, but further emboldened them in continuing the suppression and the export of terrorism.
In this period, different organs of the United Nations condemned this anti-human regime at least 14 times in various resolutions for the persistent and flagrant violations of the most rudimentary rights of the Iranian people and for exporting terrorism and fundamentalism beyond Iran's borders.
The Iranian people and Resistance are determined to overthrow this medieval dictatorship and establish democracy, peace and prosperity in their homeland. The experience at the international level has also demonstrated that the sole effective policy vis-a-vis this irreformable regime, as the Iranian Resistance has been urging for the last 15 years, is decisiveness and trade sanctions.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
March 20, 1997