The National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns this visit and the expansion of trade ties with the religious, terrorist dictatorship ruling Iran. The mullahs' inhuman regime has been condemned for its human rights violations and export of terrorism in 44 separate resolutions by the General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Commission. This regime, which is regarded by the Iranian people as absolutely illegitimate, spends all the revenues from its trade deals on the suppression of the Iranian people.
Executions and grave violation of human rights continue in Iran and the mullahs' firing of Scud missiles and their truck-bomb attack on a bus on the northern outskirts of Baghdad have been condemned by many political and parliamentary personalities, including British MPs. The British trade delegation's visit, coming at such a time, will send a wrong message to Iran's rulers, emboldening them to continue the repression at home and export of terrorism abroad.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 24, 1999