Mr. Rajavi recalled the countless crimes of the medieval regime ruling Iran and said: This regime is far more illegitimate than the apartheid regime in South Africa and is more hated among the people of Iran. The people of South Africa justly regarded friendly ties with the apartheid regime by foreign countries, including the shah's regime, as unforgivable. In the same way, the Iranian people cannot forget friendship with the murderers of their children.
The NCR President wrote to Mr. Mandella: Your host in Tehran is a regime committed to religious and gender apartheid. It has been condemned 41 times to-date by various bodies in the United Nations. Experience shows that the clerical regime takes advantage of such trips to justify the flagrant human rights violations in Iran and export of terrorism. Mr. Rajavi added: This trip is taking place while at least seven persons have been stoned to death in public since Khatami took office seven months ago. In the same period, 24 of the regime's opponents have been assassinated abroad by the regime's terrorists. The number of executions publicly announced in 1997 in Iran exceeds 200.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran April 3, 1998