Iran: After Germany's Ban on Mahan Air, Economic Relations With Institutions Linked to IRGC Must Be Terminated
The Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Germany welcomes the ban on flights imposed by the Federal Government on Mahan Air to Germany and calls for the cessation of all trade and economic relations with the Iranian regime, in particular with companies and institutions directly or indirectly linked with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
Experience has shown that this regime exploits every opportunity that exists in Western countries for espionage, terror, technology theft, drug smuggling and other illegitimate purposes. On the other hand, the income from foreign trade is spent mainly for the oppression of the Iranian population, for warmongering and export of terrorism, and in short to bolster the mullahs' reprehensible rule.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran has already revealed in several reports, including a report released in October 2017 that Mahan Air is part of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards and has called for sanctions to be imposed on the airline. According to these reports, Mahan Air is used to transport members of the Revolutionary Guards and their militias and weapons to Syria and other countries involved in terror and warfare.
After the emergence of terrorist acts and espionage activities of the mullahs’ dictatorship in Europe, they should not be allowed to take advantage of any means to advance their ominous terrorist and warmongering ploys.
The entire IRGC and the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) must now be included in the list of terrorist organizations and all their agents and spies must be brought to justice and expelled from Europe. This is the only way to stop the conspiracies of this regime in Europe and the threats it poses.
German representative office
National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) - Berlin
22 January 2019