The appointment of Moussavi, who advocates totalitarian domestic policies, enmity to peace and export of terrorism, reflects before all else Khatami's greater reliance on mass repression at home and export of terrorism, crisis and fundamentalism abroad.
Having served eight years as the Khomeini regime's Prime Minister during the Iran-Iraq war, Moussavi is a staunch advocate of state-controlled economy. He also oversaw some of the bloody explosions, hostage-taking and other terrorist crimes carried out in Lebanon by the Iranian regime.
Moussavi's appointment is also indicative of further escalation of conflicts within the regime and its triumvirate leadership. Khamenei had opposed Moussavi's appointment as first Deputy to Khatami.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
October 13, 1997