The NCR President said: Khamenei's remarks showed that the mullahs' regime pursues no other aim other than to foment discord and hostility among Muslims and to prepare the grounds for exporting terrorism and fundamentalism. As long as this regime is in power, repression in Iran and tension, insecurity and warmongering will continue in the region and in the world of Islam, he added.
In his speech today, Khamenei accused many of the Muslim and Arab countries of "misconception, opportunism and apathy." He said that these countries "have paved the enemy's victory due to their complacency and selfishness."
Under the pretext of "Islamic Unity," Khamenei called for the formation of a fundamentalist front from Indonesia to Morocco, the main goal of which would be enmity to peace and western civilization and establishment of "a global Islamic Caliphate." Khamenei promised that "the present civilization of the West" will be annihilated.
The opening of the Islamic Conference by Khamenei, although Khatami was originally scheduled to inaugurate the session, indicates that the escalating power struggle within the regime has spilled over to the Islamic Conference as well.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
December 9, 1997