Rajavi urges UN Secretary General to dispatch international fact-finding mission to Iran to investigate serial killings
-Underscores need to refer mullahs' rights abuses, terrorism to Security Council

In a letter to the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Massoud Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, pointed to the efforts by the clerical regime's leaders to prevent the exposure of the identities of the principals and perpetrators of the recent political killings and called on Kofi Annan to dispatch an international fact-finding mission to Iran to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the murders as well as hundreds of other terrorist assaults by the clerical regime in and out of Iran in the past years, and identify and introduce those ordering and carrying out these killings.

Mr. Rajavi added: Only after pressure from domestic and international public opinion, did the Intelligence Ministry state a small part of the truth in order to keep the totality of the Intelligence Ministry, the Guards Corps, the vali-e faqih (Supreme Leader) and the President immune from the repercussions of these hideous murders. Otherwise, the names and positions of those arrested and the chain of command were the least that should have been made public.

The letter notes: The Intelligence Ministry's admission that a number of its agents were involved in the murders is a blatant and unprecedented acknowledgment of the full responsibility of this religious, terrorist dictatorship in these ghastly killings. In addition, it confirms the role of this regime and its terror machine in assassinations carried out in and out of Iran in previous years. They include the assassinations of my brother Prof. Kazem Rajavi in 1990 in Geneva, Mohammad Hossein Naghdi in 1993 in Rome, Akbar Ghorbani in Istanbul in 1992, Zahra Rajabi in Istanbul in 1996 and the Mykonos murders in 1992 in Berlin. Inside Iran, such writers as Ahmad Mir-Ala’i, Ibrahim Zalzadeh and Ghazaleh Alizadeh as well as Christian priests Mehdi Dibaj, Tataos Michailian and Haik Hovsepian-Mehr were also murdered by Intelligence Ministry "hitmen."

A former Majlis deputy declared that in the years past the Intelligence Ministry had assassinated 120 people in and out of Iran.

The NCR President reiterated: To keep the clerical regime's Gestapo viable and prevent any crack in the wall of repression, Khatami heaped praise on the Ministry’s henchmen and characterized them as “the most honest and loyal forces of the Islamic Revolution” and asked them not to be in despair. Several days later, in order to prevent these admissions from implicating himself and other leaders of the regime, Khamenei declared: "I am confident that these murders are part of a foreign scenario." He also called on the Intelligence Ministry to discover the foreign hands involved. There is also disconcerting news coming from Iran that in a private meeting, Khatami has prevented the arrest of senior Intelligence Ministry officials involved in the killings and urged the editors and proprietors of the state run press not to address this matter any longer. Reportedly, the regime is planning to dispatch abroad a number of senior Intelligence Ministry agents involved in the killings as dissidents.

Recalling that the clerical regime has paid no heed to 43 resolutions of censure by different UN organs, Mr. Rajavi called on the Secretary General to spare no effort in referring the case of human rights abuses and terrorism by the medieval regime ruling Iran to the United Nations Security Council for the adoption of binding decisions.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 12, 1999


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