Mullahs' new propaganda ploy against Iranian Resistance

Reports from the mullahs' Foreign Ministry indicate that the regime's diplomatic missions abroad have asked many foreign journalists who intend to go to Tehran to cover the summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference to write articles against the Mojahedin and the Iranian Resistance upon their return from Iran. The journalists have also been asked to write that Iran is a safe country and that there is no such things as the opposition inside the country.

The action follows a decision taken last month in a meeting of the regime's Supreme National Security Council. After several meetings to "assess the crises" the regime is faced with, the Council provided the mullahs' leaders with a report which warns that the main problem confronting the "Islamic Republic" are the Mojahedin who particularly in recent years have been able to organize public discontent. Therefore they must be struck either politically or militarily and the blows could include air raids or terrorist attacks, the reports adds.

According to the report in question, many journalists have refused to accept the regime's demands.

While power struggle is raging within the clerical regime, the mullahs' are trying to take advantage of the Islamic Conference to break out of international isolation and at the same time step up domestic repression and export of terrorism.

In separate letters to the leaders of Islamic countries, Mr. Massoud Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance's leader, has urged them not to take part in the conference.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 28, 1997

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