Only a week ago, tens of thousands of Iranians in Lyon's stadium chanted "down with Khamenei," "down with Khatami," and "viva Rajavi" before the whole world during the football match between Iran and the United States. They thus demonstrated the will of the Iranian people to topple the mullahs and their support for the Iranian Resistance. Under such circumstances, these deals and contracts with the mullahs' regime are more illegitimate and unjustified than ever and the Iranian people will not regard them as valid in future.
The Iranian Resistance calls on the European Union member states and other Western governments to impose trade and diplomatic sanctions on the mullahs' regime and thus prevent such deals with the theocratic dictatorship in Iran from forming a dark page in the history of their ties with the people of Iran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 1, 1998