Mullahs' terrorism targets satellite communication

Last night in the second week of Khatami's presidency, the terrorism of Iran's ruling theocracy expanded to satellite communications. The mullahs' regime simultaneously jammed the satellite broadcasts from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. (Iran's local time) of Simay-e Moghavemat on AsiaSAT and ArabSAT.

The decision to jam satellite broadcasting of Simay-e Moghavemat was made in the Supreme National Security Council and approved by both Khamenei and Khatami. The Ministries of Intelligence, and Post, Telegraph, and Telephone, as well as the Revolutionary Guards Corps (the electronic warfare division based in Tehran's Lashgarak district) are in charge of carrying out the jamming.

Simay-e Moghavemat has millions of viewers across Iran. Its broadcasts began last winter on PanAm SAT and AsiaSAT, but were halted in June due to the mullahs' jamming. The broadcasts resumed on August 1 on four satellite channels - AsiaSAT, ArabSAT, EUTELSAT and AMOS - to counter the regime's jamming efforts.

The jamming represents an unprecedented and blatant violation of international law and points to the expansion of the mullahs' terrorism to satellite communications.

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

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