Mullahs' new ambassador to France is a top figure in terrorist activities abroad
The NCR's Committee on Counterterrorism

Alireza Mo'ayeri, a key advisor to the mullahs' president Mohammad Khatami, has been appointed as ambassador to France, Iran's state-controlled media reported.

Doubtless, Khatami's appointment of Mo'ayeri fits in the context of expanding the clerical regime's terrorist activities and its collusion against the Iranian Resistance. After the verdict by a Berlin court in the Mykonos trial and the exposure of the role of the mullahs' embassy in Bonn as the springboard for terrorist activities in Europe, Tehran has transformed its embassy in Paris into one of the mullahs' main headquarters for organizing and coordinating terrorist activities.

The NCR's Committee on Counterterrorism warned about the terrorist background of Mo'ayeri and underscored the following points:

1. Mo'ayeri, whose record has been exposed on a number of occasions in the past 15 years by the Iranian Resistance, was a member of the Revolutionary Guards Corps' Intelligence Department. In April 1979, he and his colleagues began to reorganize and rebuild the shah's notorious secret police, SAVAK which had been dissolved.

2. In Spring 1980, in the course of the occupation of Iran's universities on the pretext of "cultural revolution," Mo'ayeri was actively involved in the violent arrest and crackdown on dissident students.

3. According to a report Mo'ayeri and one of his close associates, Alireza Mohseni presented to the Guards Corps after June 20, 1981, they had personally arrested 200 students and sent most of them before the firing squads. On many occasions, both directly took part in the execution of the Mojahedin.

4. After the National Council of Resistance was formed and Mr. Massoud Rajavi went to Paris, Khomeini assigned the Guards Corps to the task of assassinating the NCR's President. To this end, after a four-month campaign to convince the French authorities to accept Mo'ayeri as the mullahs' charge d'affaires, he went to France in August 1984. At the time, the Iranian Resistance exposed his terrorist objectives.

5. Mo'ayeri was in close and daily contact and cooperation with such diplomat-terrorists as Vahid Gorji and Massoud Hendi who masterminded a series of explosions and terrorist operations in France. He specifically pursued a highly complicated and expensive scheme to assassinate NCR's President Massoud Rajavi.

6. Mo'ayeri returned to Iran in February 1986 but went back to France later in May as Khomeini's emissary. In a dispatch on May 22, 1986, Agence France Presse reported that the Khomeini regime's envoy "had demanded the extradition of opponents,... specifically Mr. Massoud Rajavi." The same year, Mo'ayeri was appointed as deputy for political affairs to the then prime minister Mir Hossein Moussavi.

7. In 1989, when Hashemi Rafsanjani was elected president, Mo'ayeri was appointed as his advisor on international affairs. In the context of the clerical regime's policy of export of terrorism and fundamentalism, he attended all meetings of the Supreme National Security Council.

8. In November 1992, mullahs' leader Ali Khamenei appointed Mo'ayeri as the head of the Department for Liberation Movements in his own office. In this capacity, Mo'ayeri directed the regime's fundamentalist activities in such countries as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and in Kashmir.

9. Also, in December 1993, when France handed over to the Iranian regime two assassins of Professor Kazem Rajavi, a renowned human rights advocate and NCR's representative in Switzerland, instead of turning them to the Swiss judiciary to face justice, Mo'ayeri went to Paris to receive the two terrorists and took them to Tehran. He was accompanied in this mission by Amir Hossein Taghavi, the head of the Intelligence Ministry's European operations.

10. France's acceptance of a notorious terrorist as Tehran's envoy is a blatant violation of the European Union's decisions made on April 29, 1997 in Luxembourg, stipulating that entry visas must not be issued to those involved in terrorist activities.

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

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