Following last week's declaration by a majority (84 members) in the Norwegian parliament - the Storting - of their support for the Iranian Resistance and its President-elect Maryam Rajavi, the mullahs' embassy in Oslo received orders from Tehran to carry out a terrorist attack against the Iranian Resistance in Norway. The attack was supervised by Mostafa Badparva, one of the diplomat-terrorists in the regime's embassy in Oslo and the Intelligence Ministry's chief agent in the embassy. Badparva came to Norway after the Norwegian government's expulsion of Movahhedi, another diplomat-terrorist who was involved in the 1995 assassination attempt against the Norwegian publishing magnate, William Nygaard.
The Iranian Resistance calls on the Norwegian government and judicial authorities to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of Saturday's cowardly crime and close down the regime's embassy in Oslo, which acts as a center for espionage and terrorism.
The National Council of Resistance calls on all political, literary, cultural, religious and social personalities and all associations and organizations advocating human rights and freedom of speech, especially in Norway, to condemn this brutal terrorist crime.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
July 7, 1997