This contract is singed as last Friday, the United Nations Human Rights CommissionÕs Special Representative on Iran published his report detailing continuing flagrant human rights abuses in Iran, including executions, torture, lack of due process, violation of womenÕs basic rights, unfair trials and a chilling wave of mysterious political murders.
In recent days, the clerical regime has ruthlessly crushed several protests by residents in different Iranian cities, killing dozens and arresting thousands.
As far as the Iranian people, who seek to overthrow this regime, are concerned, these contracts, which only serve to prolong the reign of the ruling religious, terrorist dictatorship, are not at all acceptable. The Iranian Resistance, therefore, calls on the governments of France and Italy to oppose the signing of such contracts.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 2, 1999