The National Council of Resistance condemns the European Union's dispatch of an envoy to Tehran and the holding of talks with the officials of that regime. Shaking hands with Iran's ruling criminals runs counter to the highest interests of the Iranian people and is a blatant disregard of recognized principles of human rights.
Two days ago, the NCR President Massoud Rajavi sent a telegram to the European Union heads of state and urged them to adopt a decisive policy and impose trade and diplomatic sanctions against the mullahs.
Meeting officials of Tehran's clerical regime clearly violates the decisions made in the April 29 meeting of the EU in Luxembourg. It comes while no changes have taken place in the repressive and terrorist behavior of the mullahs' regime and torture, execution and export of terrorism by Iran's ruling theocracy are taking on new dimensions every day.
In the month that has passed since the inauguration of the regime's new President, at least 30 persons have been executed in public, the regime's agents attacked with rockets a base camp of the Iranian Resistance in Iraq, six Iranian dissidents were murdered by the mullahs' terrorists in Iraqi Kurdistan, the uprisings of the people of East Tehran and Nayriz in Fars Province were put down in blood, and hundreds of protesters arrested in these uprisings are presently on the death row.
In light of the verdict of a German Federal Court in Berlin and the statements of a Swiss judge confirming the direct role of the highest officials of the mullahs' regime in the assassination of Iranian opponents abroad, EU's dispatch of an envoy to Iran sends a serious sign of weakness to Tehran's criminal rulers, encouraging them to further shed blood in Iran and abroad.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
September 6, 1997