National Council of Resistance condemns signing oil contracts with clerical regime

Two oil companies, Elf Aquitaine of France and Canada's Bow Valley, have signed a 300-million-dollar contract with the Iranian mullah regime for the development and exploitation of the offshore site of Balal, news reports indicate.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns signing oil contracts with Iran's ruling religious, terrorist dictatorship, believing it as being against the highest interests of the Iranian people, and urges the relevant governments to oppose such agreements.

In the past 20 years, the clerical regime has spent all its oil revenues solely on suppression, build of weapons, export of terrorism, and procurement of weapons of mass destruction. Not a single dollar has been spent for the well being and development of the Iranian society.

While the gross violations of human rights continue unabated in Iran and international human rights organizations report on the continuation of executions, torture, suppression of women and ethnic and religious minorities, as well as a rash of political murders, such contracts only serve to prolong the rule of the criminal mullahs and are in no way acceptable to the people of Iran who long for the overthrow of this medieval regime in its entirety.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 6, 1999

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