Mullahs resort to new scheme to disrupt Mykonos trial

The leaders of the clerical regime are terrified of the domestic and international repercussions of being condemned by Germany's Federal Court in Berlin, particularly on the eve of the presidential elections and Rafsanjani's removal from power.

The mullahs have warned Germany that if the court condemns them, they would not accept any responsibility concerning possible attacks on the German embassy, diplomats and citizens in Tehran.

The regime has also threatened that it would reconsider its economic ties with Germany. Reports say that the clerics have offered new trade concessions to Germany in return for the court not condemning the regime's leaders.

In the past, the ruling theocracy has organized demonstrations, assaults and launching of hand grenades against foreign embassies by the so-called "Hezbollah people" in order to blackmail and gain concessions from its international interlocutors.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran condemns these blatant schemes and blackmails. It calls on the German government to confront the mullahs' pressure and provide a suitable environment within which Germany's judiciary could carry out its sesitive mandate unaffected by the clerics' schemes.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
April 7, 1997

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