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[Newspaper:] Abrar

[Date:] Thursday 14 Azar 1364, 5 December 1985, 22 Rabi’al-Awwal 1406

[Issue No:] 53


At yesterday’s Cabinet meeting


Prime Minister: The objective of the enemies of the revolution is to prevent the growing attraction of the oppressed and Muslims to the Islamic Republic. The revolution will vanquish any movement that intends to overthrow the regime.


Engineer Mir-Hosein Mousavi, the prime minister, at the end of yesterday’s cabinet meeting, announced that the unfair positions of international organizations that claim to defend peoples’ and human rights, but actually support Zionist [Baha’i] sects and espionage, cannot have any effect on the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the revolution will vanquish any movement that intends to overthrow the regime.


Understanding the ways which other arrogant regimes use to exert pressure on the Islamic Republic can neutralize their policies…


…The prime minister emphasized that to expose the dirty nature of the hands behind those international organizations that seek to injure the revolution, different groups and organizations sympathizing with the revolution must work harder.


He said we have nothing to hide from the world and we will not show the slightest weakness.

At the same time, we will expose the nature of these organizations to the Third World and Islamic nations.


The prime minister said: It is important to clarify for a billion-member Muslim community how these organizations have supported a political Zionist sect that has been conspiring, plotting and spying for foreign countries, especially Britain and Israel, in the past 150 years, and that we will confront any such activity….