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The Beginning Of The End?

All these developments .strongly indicate that the clerical regime is in deep trouble. We believe we are witnessing the beginning of the end of a long nightmare called the Islamic Republic.

The clerical regime in Iran, in its 16 years of dictatorial rule, has destroyed the national economy, abolished the basic rights of the Iranian people, undermined the cultural foundation of the Iranian society, and contributed to the isolation of Iran internationally. It has become increasingly evident that this clerical regime poses a threat to the peace and security of the region, to the national security interests of the U.S., and to the national security and territorial integrity of Iran itself. Within the past year, increasing evidence has pointed to the clerics' single-minded determination to achieve nuclear weapons capability: a situation which would significantly upset the region's balance of power, and increase the threat to the security of _Saudi Arabia, Israel and any other -government which would not accede to the radical political and religious agenda of the ruling clerics.

The manifestation of this threat has long been apparent to those intimately acquainted with the internal and external affairs of Iran. However, it has taken a bit longer for many senior government officials and the news media to appreciate this fact.

In realization of this threat, the Azadegan Foundation has been able to obtain the endorsement of many of America's most important and respected retired military leaders reprinted in this edition of Focus on Iran, has appeared in The Washington Times newspaper in Washington and in Le Monde newspaper in Paris. What makes the endorsements particularly important and meaningful is the fact that the endorsers, perhaps more than others, are acutely aware of Iran's strategic significance in the region, and the necessity for the establishment of a stable, democratic government in Iran, as the key to the promotion of peace and security in the region.

Many important members of the U.S. Congress have also voiced their concerns and opinions recently about the behavior of the clerical regime in Iran, and the threat it poses to the international community. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, addressing the AFCEA conference on Information Warfare, on February 8, 1995, stated "... we cannot tolerate the continued spread of Islamic totalitarianism and the danger of an Iranian state that would have nuclear weapons . .." ". . . All of this is designed to force the replacement of the current regime in Iran, the only long-range solution that makes any sense."

Likewise, Senator John McCain of Arizona, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has addressed the problem of Iran's acquiring of nuclear weapons. In a letter to Dr. Lynn Davis, Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs, he pointed out that Iran was obtaining a light water nuclear reactor from Russia, which will eventually produce spent fuel, thus giving the fanatical clerical regime access to materials for the production of nuclear weapons.

Senator All'onse D'Amato of New York, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, has introduced legislation instituting a total trade embargo between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Act of 1995 will end the ability of U.S. oil companies to buy Iranian oil and then sell it on the open market. He is quoted as saying that "the U.S. is subsidizing Iranian terrorism by purchasing their oil . . ." Senator D'Amato believes that fully 25% of Iranian oil sales worth about $3.5-billion in 1993 were made through U.S. companies.

Senator D'Amato also noted that the Clerical government adopted an arms budget estimated at over $50-billion for five years. "Iran is arming itself to the teeth, and we are simply ignoring it. Iran's purchase of military items from China and North Korea coupled with it's ongoing receipt of U.S. dual-use exports is dangerous". "Iran's continued effort at obtaining weapons of mass destruction, as well as its pursuit of an Islamic fundamentalist, anti-American bloc, speak volumes about its intent in the world today. It should be clear to all that Iran aims to built itself' into a regional nuclear power intent on spreading it's will by force. We cannot sit back and allow this band of terrorists to grow into a monster better able to threaten the peace process in the Middle East."

It should be noted that Congressman Bill McCullum of Florida has long been a leading critic of the fanatical clerics, and an advocate of support for democratic, moderate Iranians political elements as a means of replacing the current regime in Iran.

Editors' note: The endorsed proclamation reprinted here on page three of Focus on Iran appeared as a full page paid political advertisement in The Washington Times newspaper on Friday, February 17, 1995, and in Le Monde newspaper in Paris on "Thursday February 23, 1995.

A Crisis Of Confidence Among The Government Establishment In Iran

The Armed Forces and Security Agencies are beginning to side with the People

Continuing harsh repression and violation of the rights of the Iranian people, economic paralysis, loss of value of the Iranian rial, political isolation, and a complete lack of trust by the people in the clerical regime, has caused unprecedented crisis of confidence in Iran, especially within the defense and intelligence communities.
During the revolt of the city of Ghazvin in August 1994, the Commander of the Revolutionary Guard stationed in Ghazvir., in a letter to Mohsen Rezai, the Commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, categorically refused the order to participate in suppressing the riots.

Also in August 1994, Retired Brigadier General Azizollah Amir-Rahimi, who sided with the revolution in 1979, in an open letter denounced the Islamic regime for its barbaric suppression of the people, violation of human rights and mismanagement of the economy, and demanded the return of the clerics to the Mosque, and the creation of a National Salvation Government. (Gen. Amir-Rahimi and his son have been subsequently arrested, and their whereabouts are unknown at this time.)

Again in August 1994, following the Ghazvin riots, a group of Commanders of the Army and the Revolutionary Guard, in a statement, declared that the Islamic regime should not count on the armed forces to quell unrest and confront the people. They categorically stated that the sworn duty of the Armed Forces was to defend the integrity of the country, not the suppression of the people.

The imprisonment and torture of the highly reputed and well known Iranian literary figure, Professor Ali-Akbar Saidi-Sirjani, which led to his death in October of 1994, disturbed the conscience of the entire nation including the 4-million Iranians in exile.

In early 1994, Mr. Manoutchchr Moatamer, a high official of the Ministry of Intelligence, defected to Latin America, and from there to the United States. Mr. Moatamer has brought a wealth of information and sensitive microfilms revealing the harsh repression and violation of the Iranian people as well as the terrorist activities of the clerical regime, and their support for radical revolutionaries worldwide.

In early January 1995, it was reported by informed sources that Hojatol Islam Ali Fallahian Khuzestani, the Minister of Intelligence, with his wife, two sons, a daughter, and the wife of Ayatollah Montazeri, had defected to a neighboring country. Indeed, Fallahian has not heen seen for over five weeks. Azadegan will, in due course, make announcements as appropriate concerning this sensitive issue.

All these developments strongly indicate that the clerical regime is in deep trouble. We believe we are witnessing the beginning of the end of a long nightmare called the Islamic Republic.

We also believe that the clerical regime, in order to prevent a catastrophe, and to secure the safety of its ranks, should hand power over to a capable and strong national government. A government which would take control without bloodshed. A government dedicated to political freedom and economic development. A government capable of dealing with the myriads of problems created by the inept clergy. A government whose priority will be the well being and security of the people.

The Challenge in Iran

Instability is growing at a rapid pace inside Iran. Increasing widespread repression, massive political imprisonment, primitive torture, all aggravated by worsening economic conditions, under a regime created by the clerical fanatics, have produced riots in many cities. The armed forces, professional military and some elements of the Revolutionary Guards (created by this regime) have become disaffected. During the past year several respected retired officers who sided with the 1979 revolution have criticized and denounced the
government.

The Islamic Republic of Iran promotes inter- national terrorism to undermine the efforts of peace in the middle East. It supports the Hezhollah in Lebanon, the Harms in Gaza and the west Bank, and radical revolutionary, groups in Egypt, Algeria and the Sudan. 'l he World Trade Center bombing in New York and similar incidents in Buenos Aires and London likely had their origins in Tehran.

Iranian instability has profound implications for the Persian Gull the Middle East, generally, and former Soviet Central Asia. Iran's size and its 60 million people, its traditional leadership role, and its potential economic power underlie its geopolitical significance in the region and worldwide as a major oil producer. An Iranian regime that would put an end to the violations of
human rights and make economic development its highest priority would vastly contribute to peace and stability in the area and make a major contribution to world peace.

President Clinton and Secretary of State Christ- opher are to be congratulated on their insight and farsightedness in presenting a report to congress rejecting the People's Mojahedin of Iran (I'MOI) as an alternative to the present regime. The State Department report of October 1994 lays out clearly that installing the anti-American terrorist group which draws its main support from Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, while it opposes the present Tehran government, would be exchanging one despotism for another.

We believe that the U.S. must help in finding an acceptable alternative to the present regime of the clerical fanatics. It should be a government responsive to the needs and aspirations of the Iranian people, The vast majority of Iranians want the establishment of human rights inside the country and an end to the waste of resources on state terrorism abroad. And they support the goal of peace and stability in the area which such Iranian policies would go a long way toward achieving

The U.S. must help those democratic forces inside and outside Iran which would build such a policy. Most Iranians want a return to the country's traditional policy of friendship and cooperation with the United States.

What Iranians need and those inside the country secretly seek is the continued and reinforced moral support of the United States in putting an end to Iranian domestic tyranny and its international terrorism.


Lt. Gen. E. H. Alruquist, USA(Ret.)
Lt, Gen, Robert Arter, USA(Rcl.)
Brig. Gen. Milton H. Ashkins. USAF(Rel.)
Maj, Gen, John W. Barnes, USA(Ret.)
Brig. Gen- Frank E. Blazey, USA(Ret )
Maj. Gen. Bob Buechler, USAF(Ret)
RADM Raymond W- Burk, USN(Re(.)
Lt, Gen, William B. Caldwell, III, USA(Rcl.) Brig. Gen.
Samuel G- Cockerham, USA(Ret.)
RADM Frank C. Collins, Jr., USN(Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Kenneth Cooper, USA(Rec)
Maj, Gen. Hubert S, Cunningham, USA(Ret.)
RADM Paul li, Engel, USN(Rct.)
RADM Harry E. Gerhard, USN(Ret-)
VADM Arthur R- Gralla, USN(Rct )
Lt. Gen. David E Grange, Jr., USAi Ret. )
RADM Charles D. Grojean, USN(Ret.)
Gen.-Ralph E. Haines-Jr.. USA(Ret.)
Gen. Hamilton H Howze. USA(Ret.)
Gen. Robert E. Huywr, L!SAF(Ret.)
Maj. Gen, Bruce Jacobs.
Maj. Gen. Earl L. Johnson, USAF(Rel.)
Gen. Donald R. Keith, USA(Rct.)
Lt. Gen. John R. Kelly. Jr_ USAF(Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Harry W. O. Kinnard, USA(Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James B- Knapp, USAF(Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Richard T. Knowles. USA(Ret.)
Gen. Frederick J, Kroesen, USA(Ret.)
Maj. Gen, Hubert M, Leonard, USA(Ret.)
Lt. Gen. LeRoy J- Manor, USAF(Rcl.)
Brig. Gen. James H, Mapp, USA(Ret, )
Brig. Gen. Theo, C. Maiaxis, USA(Ret.)
Gen, Theodore Ross Milton, USA F(Rel.)
Maj Gen. Henry Mohr, USA(Rct.)
Brig. Gen. Alfred K. Nelson, USA(Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Franklin A. Nichols. USAF(Rel.)
Gen. Bruce Palmer, Jr., USA(Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Roland I. Pritikin, ARNG(Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Thomas M. Rienzi, USA(Ret.)
Maj. Gen, J. Milnor Roberts, USA(Rel.)
Lt. Gen. Elvy B. Roberts, USA(Ret.)
Gen. W. B. Rosson, USA(Rct.)
Adm. James S. Russell, USN(Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Richard J. Seitz, USA(Ret.)
Gen. Robert M. Shoemaker, USA(Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub, USA(Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Leshe C. Smith, USAF(Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ted W. Sorensen, USAF(Ret.)
Lt. Gen- Gordon Summer, Jr., USA(Ret.)
Lt Gen C M. Talbott, LISAF(Rel.)
Brig. Gen. Maurice D. Tawes, USA(Ret)
AUS(Ret.)Bng. Gem. Edward H. Thomas, USA(ReL)
Lt. Gen. T. J. H. Trapnell, USA(Rct.)
Lt. Gen. Richard G. Trefry, USA(Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., USA(Rel.)
Gen. James , B. Vaught, USA(Rcl.)
Brig. Gen. Fred W. Vetter, USAF(Ret.)
Gen. Sara S. Walker. USA(Ret.)
Gen. William C. Westmoreland, USA(Rel.)
Maj. Gen. Kenneth G. Wickham, USA(Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Lawrence Williams, USA(ReI.)

 



 

 

 

 


 

 






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