Group to Hold Press Conference on Saddam Hussein’s Links with International Terrorism,
To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor
Contact: Mahrukh Haji of Pars-Iran, 613-829-9598 or 613-261-2550 (cell)
WHAT: Press conference on Saddam Hussein’s links with international terrorism
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 24 at 12 p.m.
WHERE: National Press Club (First Amendment Lounge), 529 14th Street NW, Washington DC
The following is a statement released by Pars-Iran:
The trial of Saddam Hussein is scheduled to start this week.
We demand that his closest ally, Massoud Rajavi, whose hands have been dirtied by many of Saddam’s crimes, also be brought to justice.
The toppled regime of Saddam Hussein actively supported international terrorism, and the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organisation, led by Massoud Rajavi, was at the top of the list of these terrorist organisations.
— The Mojahedin as part of Saddam’s military played a decisive role in the suppression of the internal uprisings in Iraq in 1991, and are responsible for the massacre of many Iraqi Shiites and Kurds who opposed Saddam. The best documented of these being the massacre of the Kurds in their uprising in March 1991.
— The Mojahedin acting as ‘Saddam’s Private Army’ have actively participated in the war which Saddam Hussein waged against Iran between 1980 and 1988, engaging themselves in intelligence gathering for the Iraqi army as well as participating in joint operations with them.
— Each and every military and terrorist operation carried out by the Mojahedin in Iran has been ordered directly by Saddam Hussein and his intelligence and secret services in Iraq.
On Monday, October 24, a press conference will be held in Washington, DC. The program includes:
— A documentary film exposing the Mojahedin’s role in the suppression of the uprising of the Iraqi people in 1991.
— Video evidence, secretly filmed by Saddam’s own security services, showing the financial and spying relationship between the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organisation and Saddam’s regime.
— A three member panel (TBA) will speak on this issue.
— Former members will be available to answer questions on the MEK.