Mohammad Yazdi, the Head of the Judiciary, claimed that "the enemies outside Iran" have plotted this conspiracy "to undermine the pillars of the state." Yazdi further said that "by these complicated murders," the enemy is trying to "portray the Islamic Republic as lacking security."
The mullahs' Majlis Speaker Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri also emphasized: "This movement is guided from abroad." He advised all the different factions of the regime with any tendency not be affected by sentiments and satisfy the enemy's wants.
It thus becomes completely clear that all of the regime's leaders are trying to conceal the true identity of the original masterminds and perpetrators of these murders, namely officials and operatives of this very regime, and help them evade the domestic and international consequences of these crimes.
The hollow promises of Khatami and other officials of the regime to pursue and arrest the murderers are but part of a predetermined show which does not beguile the people of Iran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
December 16, 1998