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Public Statement
To All European Banks and Financial Institutions

February 5, 2001
Worker-communist Party of Iran

With the deepening political crisis in Iran, and the growing instability of the Islamic Republic in the face of popular discontent and opposition, there is substantial evidence that various leaders, officials and functionaries of the Iranian regime are engaged in a massive fraudulent transfer of public funds to their private bank accounts abroad, in particular in Switzerland, Germany and England.

The Worker-Communist Party of Iran (WPI) is issuing this open public statement on behalf of the people of Iran to caution all banks and financial institutions in Europe.

1- All such funds are the legal property of Iranian people and have been misappropriated or obtained fraudulently by the individuals concerned. Any co-operation, assistance and facilities provided by banks in such transactions will be regarded by WPI, the Iranian people and the future Iranian government as complicity in defrauding Iranian people.

2- No such accounts must be opened for Iranian officials and their proxies. All information regarding existing accounts must be made public and open to legal scrutiny. All existing accounts must be closed and funds must be immediately frozen.

3- WPI reserves the right to use all means legally at its disposal to put a stop to this practice and expose all parties concerned. This is fraud and money laundering. It is illegal, immoral an indefensible.

This statement is published in various European languages. It will be sent by email and registered mail to all banks and agencies concerned and will also be conveyed to them directly by WPI solicitors.

For the Central Committee of the Worker-communist Party of Iran
Mansur Hekmat #3901en