Ahwaz bombings falsely blamed on the MojahedinReacting to widespread election boycott, the mullahs’ falsely attribute the recent bombings to the Mojahedin
In response to widespread boycott of the election farce upon a call by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), in their media, the mullahs’ ruling Iran are blaming the PMOI for the recent bombing, falsely attributing them to the organization. The Governor of Ahwaz said today, “They [PMOI] want to see that no one would take part in the election in order to show that people are not present at the scene…. They have worked to this end by resorting to satellite TV and pamphlets… However, because of the futility of these actions, now they want to instill fear.”
By resorting to such lies, the clerical intends to tell to international community that it is only the terrorists who have boycotted the election, and to keep the PMOI in the terror list.
In its domestic propaganda, however, the regime points the finger at “agents of the U.S. and Britain.” Ali Agha Mohammadi, the Head of the Propaganda Committee of the Supreme National Security Council said, “These terrorists have been trained under the auspices of the U.S. in Iraq,” and “we will arrest the agents of the U.S. and Britain who have infiltrated into our country primarily from Basra Iraq during the presidential election campaign period and would foil this plot” (state-controlled ILNA news agency, June 13).
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian resistance, had called for a boycott of the election three months ago and urged the holding of a free election under the auspices of the United Nations. Moreover, the international community has rejected this farce and underscored its illegitimacy.
According to the clerical regime’s constitution, velayat-e faqih doctrine recognizes only the rights of the mullahs to rule. As such, the ruling theocracy has formally rejected the people’s vote and sovereignty. Election masquerades are designed to legitimize the rule of clerical rule.
The Iranian Resistance and a majority of Iranian people reject this doctrine. The forces of the Mojahedin and the Iranian resistance are actively engaged in a nationwide campaign of protests and demonstrations against the election. Thus, the clerical regime is in dire need of accusing them of such actions.
Contrary to clerical regime, the Mojahedin never and under no circumstances placed bombs in dust bins, streets, buses. Nor have they targeted civilians or innocent people. In addition, the Mojahedin have ceased any violent act since the spring of 2001.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 13, 2005