Velayati again declares death decree for Rushdie valid

Yesterday in Mali, Ali Akbar Velayati, Foreign Minister of the mullahs' regime, reaffirmed that the fatwa to kill Salman Rushdie was still valid. He urged all Muslims throughout the world to carry out the decree.

Velayati's remarks confirm that the export of terrorism and fundamentalism are intertwined with the nature of this regime and that any notion of change or reform within it is but a mirage.

These brazen comments also demonstrate the extent to which placating policies toward Iran's ruling mullahs have emboldened them in export of terrorism.

The Iranian Resistance condemns Velayati's remarks yesterday and calls on Europe to take decisive action and impose economic and trade sanctions on this medieval dictatorship.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
July 12, 1997

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