Manouchehr Mottaki, the mullahs’ Foreign Minister will travel to Berlin to meet his “counterpart” on Saturday, according to state-run news agency Mehr.
Shaking hands with one of the masterminds of the regime’s international terrorism who had acted against Iranian opposition activists and dissidents is an affront to principals and values upon which Europe is built.
Appointed as ambassador to Turkey in 1985, Mottaki has a long record in planning and organizing terrorist operations, particularly against the Resistance’s activists and Iranian dissidents, outside Iran. Mottaki was directly involved in planning and implementing the abduction of Mr. Abol-Hassan Mojtahedzadeh, an Iranian Resistance activist, in Turkey in 1988 and the attempt on the lives of Messrs. Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, and Hossein Abedini, an NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee member, in 1990 in Istanbul.
In his capacity as the then-Foreign Ministry’s Director General of Western European Affairs, Mottaki played a major role in the assassination of Dr. Abdurrahman Qassemlou, leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran, and two od his colleagues in 1989 in Vienna by facilitating the terrorists’ safe passage from the scene and helping them evade justice in that country.
The Iranian Resistance condemns the trip to Germany by this diplomat terrorist and demands that the German judicial authorities arrest him and hand him over to an international court to be tried for his direct role in terrorism and murders of Iranian dissidents.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 23, 2006