From the Marz-e por Gohar Party

MPG Statement Regarding Islamic Republic President's Tripto New York

Marze PorgoharParty /

October 30th 2001

No Alliance With the TerroristRegime in Iran

On the 22nd anniversary of the 444 day hostage taking at the USembassy in Iran, the President of the Islamic Republic is travellingto New York. Seven weeks after the tragic and murderous terroristattacks against the United States, the president of a regime stilllisted by the US State Department as a major sponsor of internationalterrorism, steps foot on the soil of the grieving city of New York.As a large uprising against the Islamic Republic's atrocities issweeping Iranian cities for third week, the smiling Mullah is goingto address the United Nations.

The MPG party, on behalf of numerous individuals andorganizations opposed to the Islamic Republic of Iran and it'snotorious abuses of human rights are astonished that the US has notstopped the President of this terrorist regime from visiting thevery same city that has been the victim of the largest terroristattack in the history of civilization. We are appalled by the newsthat certain members of the US Senate and Congress invited and metwith the Islamic Republic's Ambassador to the UN in Washington DC onOctober 24th, the site of the other atrocious terrorist attack on theUS, a visit approved by the State Department.

We strongly urge the US government to review it's current policyof recruiting the current terrorist regime of Iran as an ally in theanti terrorist international campaign.

The US government should remember the role this regime played innumerous terror acts against the United States, particularly inbombing the US Embassy and the Marine barracks in Lebanon led by oneof the leaders of the very Islamic faction to which Khatami belongs (Mohtashamipour).

The US should remember that Khatami's closest allies were theleaders of the Tehran US Embassy hostage taking ( AyatollahKhoeini-ha, Abdi etc.) and the only woman cabinet member inKhatami's government, Mrs. Ebtekar gained notoriety during herstinging anti US interviews during the hostage taking.

The US government should also take heed of all the anti Americanpropaganda going on in Iran right now, in every government sponsoreddemonstration and every Friday sermon.

The US should recognize the true nature of this cunning regimebehind it's diplomatic half hearted condemnation of the recent terrorattacks; just like the evil Bin Ladin and Mullah Omar, the Mullahs ofIran will turn against the US at the opportune moment, with everyweapon they possess at that time.

This is the same regime that in order to attain power , did nothesitate to burn over 600 Iranian Muslims in a movie theatre in 1978and in order to stay in power massacred over 8000 young politicalprisoners serving time inside Islmaic jails in 1988.

This is the same regime that sanctioned Arab terrorists to murderAmericans all over the Middle East and kill Israelis in order tosabotage the peace process.

This is the same regime which continues the evil practice ofstoning, amputations, public executions and whippings. This is thesame regime that denies basic human rights to women and religiousminorities.

We urge all those who espouse democracy and respect human rightsto oppose this visit . We urge all members of the US Senate and theUS House of Representatives, currently victimized by biologicalterrorist attacks to ask the State Department to stop this visit. Weurge the US State Department to reconsider it's decision and deny theright of entry to all representatives of the terrorist regimecurrently dominating Iran.