for the Establishment
of Human Rights
International Court, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008-3027
Dear Madam or Sir:
The news of Mr. Khatami’s
upcoming visit to Austria is of great concern to all freedom loving Iranian
people. We are very disturbed by the remarks of Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal
Christoph Schonborn in praising the representative of a terrorist regime without
any reservation at all. He has completely ignored the suffering of many Iranians
including the discriminations of all faiths and religions by a religious
At a time when the world has
experienced the horror of terrorism and is determined to fight back and at a
time when, more than ever, terrorist activities of the Islamic regime of Iran (IRI)
has been documented (please see attachment), the appeasing policy of Austria is
At a time when the whole world has been made aware of
the system of terror active inside and outside Iran, the thought of establishing
formal relations with such regime is an unjustifiable measure. The Austria’s
indifference to the plight of the Iranian people whose basic human rights are
routinely violated is distressing and has shocking connotations.
The Islamic regime has never
shown any respect for the notion of human rights and has repeatedly ignored the
appeals of the human rights organizations. Are you willing to sacrifice human
dignity to make deals with this regime for short-term economic gains?
Iranians do not request much of the world community; they are urging
that if you are earnestly fighting terrorism, omit the “interest” factor and
do not aid in legitimizing this terrorist regime under the banner of
“re-establishing relations with Iranian people,” which is falsely advocated
by Islamic regime’s lobbyists.
Of course as
usual, these efforts are made under the guise of constructive dialog and
rhetoric, which would therefore influence the Islamic regime in promoting its
“moderate” elements. The Islamic Regime is a terrorist regime. U.S policy
makers who are on the one hand posturing against terrorism and on the other seek
friendly relations with such an administration are hypocrites. The act of
terrorism and all other atrocities committed by this regime are not the
arbitrary acts of hard liners within the regime. It is the law of the land,
written into the constitution of this government and obeyed by all elements
including the President, the Darling of the western world, Mr. Khatami. This
“moderate” who preaches dialogue of “civilizations” is the one who has
repeatedly and proudly declared Khomeini, the mastermind of all bloodsheds in
Iran, as his mentor. Therefore, the hollow gestures, nice words, and appealing
smiles of this or that so-called “MODERATE” is nothing more than make-up on
the ugly face of a fascist Theocracy.
Your appeasing policy towards one of the most repressive regimes of the
world is against humanity and all the democratic doctrine.
Ignoring the suffering of the Iranian people and the violation of their
rights is a gravely dubious choice. Who are you with? Are you with the terrorist
regime of Iran or with the Iranian people who are fighting for their basic
rights and struggle for freedom and democracy?
Please don’t support the Islamic regime of Iran; let history consider Austria as an advocate of human dignity, one who values the struggle of a brave nation for their rights.
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