Monday, November 22, 2004

Iran intent on weapons, says Ultra-Violent Terrorist Group - (United Press International)

Iran intent on weapons, says opposition - (United Press International): "Iran intent on weapons, says opposition

London, England, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The Iranian regime has no intention of honoring its pledge to end nuclear activities, an Iranian opposition spokesman said Monday.

Farid Sulamani of the People's Mujahedin, or Mujahedin Khalq, told the BBC: "The Iran regime is intent on acquiring an atomic bomb and the world has a duty to stop that."

Sulamani said reliable sources at the highest level of the Iranian leadership spoke of the mullahs' continued pursuit of weapons to defend the regime and export the Islamic revolution to the world.

The remarks came as the IAEA confirmed Iran had fulfilled its commitment of relinquishing uranium enrichment and processing activities. However Sulamani insisted opposition and U.S. revelations in past days of undisclosed sites and material proved activities were continuing "as we speak."

The Iranian regime, he said, was "the poster child" for the threat of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

"They need nuclear weapons simply because they want to export their terrorism and anarchy to the world," he continued.

The exiled Mujahedin Khalq is listed by the U.S. State Department as a terror organization. However, the group insists it is working for a democratic Iran and is committed to the idea of a nuclear free Middle East."