Judiciary Officials Meet Leader of the Islamic Revolution

The enemy tries to undermine our national security through political and cultural agitation, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said Saturday.

Referring to the recent student unrests and riots, the Ayatollah said that the enemy tries to undermine the security of the society so that no one would be certain about his or her wealth, family or children

The recent student unrest and some agitations by anti-social elements broke out few weeks ago following a decision by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology to privatize the state-run universities. The officials say the situation is under control.

The Leader made the remark at a meeting with the officials of the Judiciary and members of the martyrs of the June 28 event.

On June 28, 1981 the People's Mujahedeen Organization (MKO) planted a bomb in the main office of the Islamic Republic party in Tehran killing the judiciary chief Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti and 72 of top officials including a number of MPs.

In the early days of the revolution too the enemy on the baseless pretext of lack of freedom followed the same plots which of course did not succeed, the Ayatollah said.

Today too the enemy has targeted the security of the people on the baseless pretexts of lack of civil freedoms, but they will not succeed vis-à-vis the people's will and determination, he added.

The event of June 28,1981 could really overpower a political system, he said adding, but due to the people's faith and presence in the political scene of the country the heavy blow did not work and the system survived.

The MKO is on the terrorist list of the U.S. State Department and is on the blacklist of the European Union.

The French anti-terrorist police arrested some 200 members of the MKO, including Maryam Rajavi, a figurehead and wife of MKO ringleader Massoud Rajavi a couple of weeks ago.

France's counter-intelligence chief said in Paris on Friday that the terrorist Mujahedeen Khalq Organization (MKO) was beefing up its bases in France to make it a global operations center for terrorism, stressing that the group had already become "a dangerous cult".

Pierre de Bousquet, head of the DST internal security agency, told Le Figaro newspaper that the DST believed the MKO was upgrading its base in France, in Auvers-Sur-Oise, north of Paris, that for years has served as their headquarters, from which they were planning to launch attacks on Iranian embassies in Europe.

After being outlawed by Iran following the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the MKO carried out numerous assassinations on Iranian officials. They have also been listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the European Union.


French Police chief Bousquet added that the round-up of MKO members was justified as the group "had become a dangerous, fanatical cult, and since a long time had slipped into the logic of terrorism".

"The Mujahideen has seen a sectarian shift that illustrates the fanaticism of its militants. The dramatic immolations of recent days sadly confirm this," de Bousquet said.

"Its members must show blind devotion to Massoud Rajavi and his wife, and a high price is paid for the slightest criticism."

Bousquet further said that it was the indirect consequences of the U.S. intervention in Iraq which made France hasten its action against the group.

"On the one hand activists and trained militants were heading to Auvers-sur-Oise and on the other we had intelligence from various sources which convinced us of the MKO's intention to make France a new world headquarters after losing its bases in Iraq," he said.