Mr. Massoud Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, described Rafsanjani's remarks as a clear sign of the failure of the regime's international conspiracies against the Iranian Resistance. Mr. Rajavi said the fury and frustration of the regime's leaders were completely understandable because the expression of solidarity by parliamentarians from 16 countries with the Iranian Resistance "reflects the repugnance of world public opinion at any dealing and rapprochement with the religious despotism ruling Iran and shows the status of the Iranian Resistance on the international scene."
After this international expression of solidarity with the Iranian Resistance, Rafsanjani found that the regime's preposterous calculations about the inclusion of the Mojahedin in the list of terrorist organizations had gone up in the smokes and said the measure by US congressmen is "part of America's international measures to impose pressure against Iran."
Mr. Rajavi pointed out that the declarations by 2,000 parliamentary deputies from 16 countries constituted a definitive global judgment against sacrificing principles for economic interests under the feet of the world's most hated dictatorship in contemporary world and recognition of the right of the Iranian people to rise up against this aggressive and oppressive regime.
One senior US administration official had earlier said that the State Department's measure against the Iranian Resistance was intended as "a goodwill gesture to Tehran" and its new President. The US congressmen described this measure as "ill-advised at best" and contrary to U.S. foreign policy. They pointed out that the Mojahedin and Iranian Resistance are "a legitimate resistance against one of the most brutal dictatorships in modern history."
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
November 1, 1997