Rajavi calls on Islamic states to raise their voice against mullahs
14 leaders of 21 Arab countries stay away from Tehran summit

In a television interview to be broadcast tomorrow by the Resistance's television network across Iran, Mr. Massoud Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance, commented on the escalating power struggle within the mullahs' regime. He said: By holding the summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference, the clerical regime cannot alleviate its internal crisis and end its international isolation.

Mr. Rajavi noted: The closure of schools and offices and the imposition of a de facto martial law in Tehran show that the clerical regime cannot conceal its utter weakness despite a dire need to show off on the international stage.

More than half the leaders of Islamic countries, including 14 leaders of 21 Arab countries stayed away from the summit to display their protest to the clerical regime's anti-Islamic policies. This is unprecedented in summits of the OIC. In two letters on April 17 and October 3, Mr. Rajavi had called on leaders of Islamic states not to take part in the Tehran summit.

Welcoming the decision by a number of Islamic leaders to stay away, the NCR President called on all Islamic countries to raise their voice against flagrant violations, under the banner of Islam, of human rights and export of terrorism by the ruling theocracy. He reiterated that Khomeini and his heirs were the biggest enemies of Islam and Muslims.

Mr. Rajavi said: This regime is the very source of tension and export of terrorism and fundamentalism in the most sensitive region of the world from Afghanistan to Iraq, North Africa and Egypt. It is also the biggest enemy of peace and tranquillity in the region and will take advantage of the summit to expand terrorism and foment discord and hostility among Muslims.

The Iranian Resistance's leader urged Iranian women and men and all those who endeavor in the name of Islam to expose, simultaneous with the Tehran summit, the mullahs' anti-Islamic regime through whatever means at their disposal.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
December 9, 1997

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