Representatives of international news agencies were present in today's meeting.
NCR members had travelled from different countries in Europe, North America, Middle East and Iran-Iraq border strip to attend the full parliamentary session. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance's President-elect attended today's meeting.
The 12 point NCR resolution was ratified unanimously. In it, the NCR members "vowed to firmly advance to overthrow the clerical regime and realize freedom and popular sovereignty in Iran."
The NCR resolution described the National Liberation Army as the main instrument for the overthrow of the anti-human Khomeini regime and transfer of power to the people of Iran. The NCR said supporting and joining the NLA is an urgent and national duty and called on the various sectors of the Iranian people to escalate their resistance to expedite the overthrow of the mullahs' regime.
The decisions made in this session followed an escalation of feuding within the clerical regime subsequent to Khatami's presidency which created a triumvirate leadership for the mullahs' regime.
In his closing remarks to the NCR parliament, Mr. Rajavi said the decisions were an important step towards the expansion of NCR activities for the overthrow of the theocracy ruling Iran.
Mr. Rajavi added: The mullahs' failed air strikes against the bases of the National Liberation Army on September 29 reflected the clerical regime's fear of the increasing public support in Iran for the Resistance and its President-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi. It also indicated the regime's inability to prevent the increasing number of youths joining the National Liberation Army. Mr. Rajavi said: This act of aggression once again showed that the Khomeini regime is the most serious threat to peace and tranquillity in the region.
Changes were also introduced to the NCR constitution and rules of procedure to suit the parliament's expansion to 570 members. The NCR President said: These changes guarantee the democratic relations and conduct of the Council, more than before.
According to these changes, the NCR sessions become formal with the presence of the majority (half plus one) of members. All member organizations and personalities enjoy one vote and the bills and plans can be adopted with the favorable vote of the majority of the attending members.
The resolution to the NCR session exposed the mullahs' astronomical fabrication of the turnout during the May presidential election farce and emphasized: Less than 20% of the eligible voters participated in the elections to basically express their abhorrence of the medieval dictatorship.
It is reiterated in the resolution that all the internal factions of the regime, including Khatami's faction, have common interests in the suppression of the Iranian people, assassination of opponents and export of fundamentalism. This regime, therefore, is not capable of any reform or moderation. Advocating such notions are against the best interests of the people of Iran.
The National Council of Resistance condemned in its resolution any form of appeasement and placating of the mullahs' regime and demanded an oil, arms and diplomatic boycott of Iran's ruling clerics.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
October 1, 1997