Documents of Berlin Trial released
- Rajavi urges UN Security Council to examine mullahs' record on terrorism, calls on EU to revise its policy towards Iran

"The leadership of the Iranian government... not only approves the execution of terrorist assassinations abroad, but carries them out against individuals who are considered non-desirable only because of their political positions," so concluded judges in a 395-page document released by the Court of Berlin 11 months after the conclusion of the 3.5-year "Mykonos" trial.

It is further stated in the document that "just to preserve power," the Iranian regime "allows its political opponents to be eliminated." This massacre has not been "an act by an individual," nor as the mullahs claim "the outcome of ideological differences between opposition groups."

It is asserted in the Berlin Court's document that the order for the September 1992 murder of four Iranian dissidents was issued by a Special Committee which "practically [functions] above the government and parliament." This Committee is in charge of "killing the regime's opponents abroad." According to this document, "the President, the head of the Secret Service (VEVAK), the Foreign Minister, and also the head of the Security Service and other organizations" and finally "the Leader of the Revolution" as "the highest political authority" approved the "mission for murder."

The document stipulates that "for the interests of political power," any opposition "is the subject of wrath as an opposition to Islam." According to this document the mullahs concluded that because of their close relations with Bonn, it would be a suitable choice to carry out this assassination in Germany and "the relations between the two countries could withstand some pressure." The document adds that the Iranian leadership "has followed up" the "disabling" of opponents abroad "violently and systematically."

Mr. Massoud Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, lauded the courage of German judges who insisted on justice and truth despite being subject to several years of political pressure. Mr. Rajavi urged the UN Security Council to immediately examine the clerical regime's record on terrorism and put on its agenda the institution of international punishments against this regime. He urged the European Union to revise its extensive diplomatic and economic relations with this terrorist regime.

Mr. Rajavi referred to the remarks yesterday by Khamenei, the regime's leader, in Mashhad, where he boasted of "the passivity of the European governments in the face of Iran's firm decision regarding the Mykonos affair." The NCR President said: As the Iranian Resistance has repeatedly emphasized, the terrorist mullahs do not understand any language but that of force. The placating policy adopted by some European countries vis-a-vis the Iranian regime will only embolden the mullahs in continuing their export of terrorism and fundamentalism.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 22, 1998

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