Iranian Resistance condemns British trade delegation's visit to Tehran

A British trade delegation is due to arrive in Tehran today for a six-day visit, according to news agency reports. The delegation is said to be the largest trade delegation from Britain to travel to Iran since the clerical regime came to power in 1979.

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

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