Ms. Mitra Bagheri, Representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Italy, strongly condemned this decision which was taken simultaneous with meetings in Tehran between the Italian Prime Minister and leaders of the theocracy ruling Iran.
She added: Granting these credits is without any legitimacy and the people of Iran will have no commitments toward such pacts. For only last week, in an unprecedented gathering at Lyon's stadium in France, tens of thousands of Iranians from all walks of life, through their chants of "death to Khatami, death to Khamenei" and "hail to Rajavi," displayed their resolve to topple the clerical regime and their support for the Iranian Resistance and its President-elect.
The NCR Representative called on the government of Italy to cancel this credit as it only emboldens the religious, terrorist dictatorship to continue its crimes at home and terrorist operations abroad. In the final stage of its rule, the mullahs' regime needs suppression and export of terrorism as never before, she stressed.
Ms. Bagheri added: Such assistance to the mullahs' crisis-ridden regime cannot save the clerical regime from inevitable overthrow by the Iranian people and their Resistance, just as the aid given to the shah by Western countries in the closing stages of his rule had no impact on determining the fate of his regime.
Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Rome
July 2, 1998