Majority in U.S. Congress declares support for the Mojahedin
condemns human rights abuses and terrorism under Khatami's presidency

In a press conference on Capitol Hill yesterday, a majority of members of the United States House of Representatives called for a firm policy toward the Iranian regime and declared support for the Mojahedin as a legitimate resistance movement against the ruling theocratic regime.

In the press conference, which coincided with the visit to New York by mullahs' President Khatami and his scheduled speech at the Untied Nations General Assembly, Representatives condemned continuing human rights violations, rising terrorism, and drive to acquire weapons of mass destruction during Khatami's presidency.

The statement by 220 House Members also called for the removal of Mojahedin's Resistance from the U.S. State Department terrorist list.

On behalf of their colleagues in the House, Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Gary Ackerman (D-NY), and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), senior members of the International Relations Committee, James Traficant (D-OH) and Ms. Soona Samsami, U.S. representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, took part and spoke in the press conference.

A statement was issued by the U.S. Members of Congress at the end of the conference which is being forwarded for your information.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
September 17, 1998

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