Unable to counter explosive state of Iranian cities, mullahs' regime paves way for more terrorist, military attacks on Iranian Resistance
- 35 days after Scud attack on Ashraf camp, clerical rulers formally accept responsibility
- Rajavi urges Security Council to look into mullahs' military attacks, terrorist crimes immediately

In a letter to the United Nations Secretary General, published today, the clerical regime's permanent representative to the UN officially accepted responsibility for the mullahs' regime's June 10 missile attack on Ashraf Camp and reiterated that these attacks "were proportionate" and "according to the previously announced policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which were previously conveyed to the General Assembly and the Security Council."

Mr. Massoud Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, wrote a letter to Secretary General Kofi Annan and members of the UN Security Council today, underlining the fact that the Tehran regime was formally accepting responsibility for the long-range missile attack and 75 other terrorist raids as well as air and missile attacks on the Iranian Resistance in Iraq in recent years. In light of this acknowledgment, Mr. Rajavi urged the Security Council to look urgently into the record of the clerical regime's military attacks and terrorist crimes.

The NCR President said: Unable to counter the explosive state of Iranian cities, the mullahs' regime is thus paving the way for more terrorist, military attacks on the Iranian Resistance outside Iran.

Mr. Rajavi emphasized that "while the mullahs' religious dictatorship officially claims responsibility for these terrorist attacks, the Security Council's silence and inaction would only encourage and embolden Iran's ruling mullahs to resort even more to terrorism beyond Iran's borders." He added: "Had the international community and the Security Council responded firmly to the Tehran regime's previous terrorist atrocities and its flagrant violation of international law and Security Council resolutions, especially UNSC Resolution 598, the mullahs would certainly not have felt such freedom of action in terrorism today. So emboldened have they become that recent press reports have revealed that the clerical regime is testing a new missile called Kossar with a range of 4,250 km."

The Iranian Resistance leader noted: "The clerical regime has published this letter in the wake of one week of extensive demonstrations and uprising by the Iranian people in Tehran and other cities. The ruling mullahs are facing an unprecedented crisis which has shaken the foundations of the ruling dictatorship. To break out of this fatal impasse, the regime is using its traditional method of resorting to crises and adventures abroad. This includes paving the way for launching new military and terrorist attacks on the Iranian Resistance.

The NCR President said: The "extensive operations" of the Resistance inside Iran which the clerical regime acknowledges in its letter are all military targets and those which have been directly involved in the execution of 120,000 political prisoners and the torture of hundreds of thousands of others in the past 20 years, and the murder of scores of people and the arrest of more than 10,000 persons during anti-government demonstrations in the past week. These operations have all been carried out by the Mojahedin's Command Headquarters inside Iran. The regime's press have repeatedly written about the discovery of the networks and bases of the Mojahedin and Iranian Resistance in various cities.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 16, 1999

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