In letter to Annan, Massoud Rajavi denies any link between Iraq and Mojahedin's operations inside Iran, calls for fact-finding mission
With such lies, mullahs are paving way for air raids, missile attacks and terrorist assaults against Iranian Resistance in Iraq

In a letter to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Security Council members, Massoud Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, described as absolutely false claims by the religious, terrorist dictatorship ruling Iran that Mojahedin operations inside Iran have been planned in Baghdad and in "coordination" with "Iraqi officials." He challenged Iran's rulers to attend an international tribunal under the auspices of the United Nations to prove their claim.

The state television reported on April 17 that the mullahs' Foreign Ministry had raised these claims in a memorandum that was published as a UN document.

Such lies pursue no aim other than paving the way for air raids, missile attacks and terrorist assaults against the bases of the Iranian Resistance, Mr. Rajavi said. In April 1992, the clerical regime justified its bombing of an NLA base by claiming falsely that Mojahedin combatants had crossed the border to attack border villages.

As far as Mojahedin's operations inside Iran are concerned, he said, they are entirely the work of the Mojahedin's command headquarters inside Iran and are in no way related to Iraq. The clerical regime has no proof or evidence of such a link and this could be proven in any court of law.

The National Council of Resistance called on the UN Secretary General to designate a delegation to investigate these baseless, false allegations by the clerical regime. He added: Doubtless, the Mojahedin and the Iranian Resistance would not spare any effort to cooperate with such delegation.

Mr. Rajavi called on the Secretary General to distribute his letter as a United Nations document among member-states.

In statements issued on April 10, 12, 13, and 17, copies of which were forwarded to the Secretary General and members of the Security Council, the Iranian Resistance issued a warning about the clerical regime's attempts to set the stage for attacks on Iranian Resistance bases.

The April 17 statement underscored that commanders of Nojeh AFB (Hamedan, western Iran) and Vahdati AFB (Dezful, southwestern Iran) had been summoned to Tehran for briefing two days ago and that a large number of F-5 fighters have been transferred from Vahdati to Nojeh AFB.

Since 1993, in 70 military and terrorist operations, the clerical regime has attacked the bases of the Iranian Resistance with fighter-bombers, banned Scud-B missiles and giant 320mm mortars. In recent weeks, terrorists dispatched by the mullahs attacked Mojahedin vehicles near the Iraqi cities of Khalis and Al-Imara. They also detonated a truck-bomb in Haswah region, west of Baghdad, several kilometers from an NLA base that resulted in the gruesome death of four Iraqi civilians and the wounding of several more.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 17, 1999

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