Iranian Resistance condemns France's admission of mullahs' Guidance Minister

The National Council of Resistance of Iran condemns France's admission of Ata'ollah Mohajerani, the clerical regime's Government spokesman and Minister of Islamic Culture and Guidance, and granting him entry permit. The NCR warns against any meetings between the French officials and Mohajerani. Trade and ties with the leaders of the religious, terrorist dictatorship ruling Iran are against the highest interests of the Iranian people.

Mohajerani has himself confessed to be the first person to have supported Khomeini's fatwa to kill Salman Rushdie. Shortly after becoming minister in Khatami's cabinet, he reiterated that the fatwa to kill Salman Rushdie could not be rescinded and must be carried out. Recently, he declared that velayat-e faqih (absolute rule of the supreme religious leader) is the main pillar of the mullahs' regime. Mohajerani also declared that he would prevent any book which is against the interests of the system, and will personally accept the responsibility for its censorship.

Mohajerani also defends the clerical regime's nuclear objectives and its efforts to gain access to atomic weapons. He said: "All Muslim nations including Iran must take measures to obtain nuclear power to make them strong."

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 20, 1998

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