Iranian Resistance draws UN Security Council attention to threats by mullahs' Defense Minister about attacks against Mojahedin bases in Iraqi territory

The mullahs' Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani brazenly said: "We deem it our right to attack Mojahedin bases in Iraq as an act of self-defense."

Referring to the punishment of Assadollah Lajevardi, Iran's Eichmann, and the criminal Maj. Gen. Ali Sayyad Shirazi, by Mojahedin's operational units inside Iran, he said in comments published in Al-Hayat daily yesterday, "According to Article 51 of the United Nations Charter... it is our natural right to respond to Mojahedin's crimes."

The Iranian Resistance draws the attention of the United Nations Secretary General and the Security Council to the clerical regime's Defense Minister blatant threats, missile attacks and air strikes against the bases of the Mojahedin and the National Liberation Army of Iran on Iraqi territory. It also calls for immediate measures to prevent such attacks which are a brazen violation of international conventions. Such attacks would doubtless jeopardize peace and tranquillity in the region.

In a letter to UN Secretary General on April 19, Mr. Massoud Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, rejected the clerical regime's claims, linking Mojahedin's operations inside Iran to Iraq, stressing: "As far as Mojahedin's operations inside Iran are concerned, 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." In this letter, Mr. Rajavi called Iran's rulers to prove their claims in an international tribunal under the United Nations auspices."

As such, it is obvious that any reference to Article 51 of the United Nations Charter is irrelevant and is only a demagogic ploy by the mullahs. Quite to the contrary, it is the Iranian people who have been subject to the criminal mullahs' barbaric suppression for many years, and whose rights to sovereignty have been violated. Thus, according to all internationally recognized yardsticks, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, resistance against this regime is the unalienable right of the Iranian people.

In previous years, the religious, terrorist dictatorship ruling Iran has launched 70 military and terrorist assaults against the bases and garrisons of the Iranian Resistance in the Iraqi territory, including air strikes, banned Scud-B missiles, giant 320-mm super mortars and Katyusha rockets.

In the past, the clerical regime's fighter jets have repeatedly attacked the Iranian Resistance bases by violating the northern and southern no-fly zones to reach their targets.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 30, 1999

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