Rajavi: Khatami and Mohajerani owe a thank-you to the Mojahedin!

Today, Mr. Massoud Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, commented on the defeat of the impeachment motion against Khatami's Minister of Guidance, Ata'ollah Mohajerani, which had been carefully planned and prepared by the regime's dominant faction.

He said: Mohajerani and Khatami owe a thank-you to the Mojahedin and the brave heroes who removed from the scene Sayyad Shirazi, a key figure in Khamenei's faction and "the arm of velayat (Supreme Leader) in the armed forces."

All those familiar with Iran's political landscape know well that striking Sayyad Shirazi led particularly to disruption, chaos and weakness in Khamenei's faction, heartening the rival faction in the Majlis. Otherwise, Mohajerani would have been removed from office, just as Abdollah Nouri was, NCR President added.

Mr. Rajavi recalled: As noted in the recent resolution by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, if Khatami were a true reformer, he would have taken great advantage of the Resistance movement's political and military actions as well as the public's radical moves to sweep aside the velayat-e faqih (clerical rule) and push forward reforms. The reality, however, is that Khatami is a bogus reformer and a demagogue whose sole aim is to grab a share of power in order to prolong clerical rule.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 2, 1999

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