Subsequent to inquiries by the NCR's Foreign Affairs Committee, Spanish authorities denied that the Foreign Ministry had taken any position against the Mojahedin and the Iranian Resistance or against the punishment of Sayyad Shirazi. They reiterated:
"1. There has not been any official statement coming from the Spanish Government.
2. The information published by IRNA is not the position of the Government of Spain.
3. An IRNA journalist called the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and asked the personnel on duty the opinion on the recent facts.
4. The answer of the Spanish speaker was generally the opposition of Spain to any type of use of violence, but without any concrete reference to the recent facts in Teheran.
5. The Spanish authorities know that the Iranian Resistance always act(s) according to international conventions (Geneva, Vienna, etc.) in not targeting civilians."
In this way, unable to confront the Iranian people and Resistance and in order to boost the morale of its dispirited forces, the mullahs' faltering regime has no scruples whatsoever in fabrication, distortion, dissemination of lies and violation of the most rudimentary ethical principles.
This is particularly the case as the extensive efforts by the mullahs' Foreign Ministry to induce international condemnation of the Mojahedin and the Iranian Resistance has essentially failed.
Foreign Affairs Commission of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 22, 1999