Iranian Resistance strongly condemns British Foreign Secretary's shameful stance
Yet to be seen, in light of power struggle among rival factions, how mullahs' retreat from Rushdie's assassination would culminate

The Iranian Resistance condemns strongly yesterday's stance by Britain's Foreign Secretary Robin Cook against the Mojahedin and Resistance operations inside Iran and considers it the outcome of an abject deal in the face of pleas for help from the religious, terrorist dictatorship ruling Iran.

This only brings to mind futile appeals for help by the shah's dictatorship and Britain's disgraceful support for his regime during its final phase.

What Britain's Foreign Secretary has condemned as "recent terrorist incidents inside Iran," is nothing but bringing to justice Assadollah Lajevardi, the mullahs' Adolf Eichmann, who was for two decades directly responsible for rape, torture and execution of tens of thousands of political prisoners and had personally fired coup de grace to hundreds of political prisoners.

The rush by Britain's Foreign Secretary to strike such a despicable deal with the ruthless mullahs ruling Iran comes despite the fact that the British government has made human rights and combating terrorism its foreign policy motto. But it has maintained silence and has not uttered a word about flagrant human rights violations, stoning and hundreds of terrorist crimes by the mullahs' regime, including the bomb attack by mullahs' terrorists on the Mojahedin office in Baghdad on August 7, 1998, which killed a four-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy, a 65-year-old man and wounded 11 Iraqi civilians.

For years, the Iranian people have been familiar with such colonialist policies, which like the era of Dr. Mohammad Mossadeq, side with dictators and executioners and confront an enchained nation and its just Resistance for sizable economic interests. But contrary to 45 years ago, in today's Iran, the circumstances are different and the Kharrazi-Cook deal will lead to nowhere.

If it were not for the Iranian people's Resistance and its operations, the mullahs would not have been compelled to drink "the chalice of poison" and retreat from their previous positions and make concessions.

The retreat and pledge by Khatami's Foreign Minister that his government "has no intention, nor is it going to take any action whatsoever to threaten the life of the author of the Satanic Verses," is among the symptoms of drinking that poison. It is yet to be seen, in light of the power struggle among rival factions, how this would ultimately end. This is particularly the case because in the past similar positions were announced in different forms by a number of the clerical regime's officials.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
September 25, 1998

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