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11/11/03

Iran's main political party issues strategic communique

Islamic Iran's Participation Front (IIPF), a major political party in Iran, on Monday issued a strategic communique at the end of its 5th national congress, IRNA reported from Tehran.

The IIPF has in the document referred to 7th parliament election as "a turning point in the reforms movement of the country," emphasizing, the dynamic survival of this movement depends on the presence of those who favor the mentality of reforms at the polls."

The party has asked the intellectuals, specialists, and strategists of the nation to do their best to provide an appropriate ground for the broad participation of pro-reforms Iranians at the polls.

The IIPF has predicted that "if the political tendency of the nation would deviate from the reforms' path, what would follow would be harsh and cruel developments, disintegration of the socio-political structures and severe crises for the Iranian society."

"The state bodies responsible for proper arrangement of the elections, too should prepare the ground for the broad presence of the nation at the polls by ensuring the fairness of the competitions, unrestrained candidacy of the hopefuls, and safeguarding of the nation's votes," argues the IIPF.

The communique has for instance proposed that the reformist political prisoners and the banned reformist publications be freed as signs that the system is determined to respect the nation's will.

The IIPF has elsewhere in the communique referred to the general negative image shaped against Iran at international scene due to the policies pursued in Iran during the past years, proposing, "the only way to reverse that undesirable atmosphere is to encourage the broad presence of the nation at the 7th parliament's election polls."

The IIPF has warned all concerned authorities that "if you too, agree with us that the legitimacy of the system depends on a high key election, there is a price for it, and no one should hesitate in paying the right price for it."

Turning to the hue and cry raised over the "roadmap" aimed at resolving the Middle East crisis, the IIPF has argued, "the sheer ealities are: the continuation of homelessness of the Palestinians, the continuation of occupation of the Arab countries' lands, as well as the motherlands of the Palestinians, systematic assassination of he Palestinian politicians, lack of respect for the signed treaties by Israel, and taking advantage of the 9/11 events by Sharon administration in propagation of hatred and racial discrimination."

The communique has meanwhile condemned the US-British occupation of Iraq, interpreting it as "a move broadly against the Iraqi nation, and aimed at changing the Mideast map," but praised the ousting of Saddam, whom it has branded as "one of the greatest caused of political and economic insecurity in the region."

The IIPF has encouraged the UN to play a more effective role in Iraq's political and reconstruction developments, and try to speed up the process of ending the occupation of that country.

Evaluating Iran's relations with the EU of "great strategic significance", the leading political front has stressed, "the acute and chronic problems in Iran's relations with the US further aggravated in the aftermath of the 9/11 events and got more complicated henceforth."

The communique has criticized "those who wish for the expansion of democracy and pluralism at the international scene," and yet ignore promotion of the same values inside the country.

It argues, "they go-hand-in-hand and materializing one in the absence of the other is impossible, particularly more so since the strengthening of ties with the power blocs in the world, including with the EU, is more than ever before dependent on promotion of democracy inside the country."

On accepting the IAEA additional protocol, the IIPF has evaluated the move in line with attracting the international trust and encouraging full transparency in pursuing the country's nuclear activities."

Terrorism, of all kinds, is condemned in the communique, and a factor that ruins the bright and holy face of Islam. Passing the law against torture, accepting the international convention on banning discrimination against women, law abiding by all, and promoting democracy, are encouraged in the communique, as steps to be taken to ensure the system's interests.

"Any secret moves in shaping the foreign policy of the country are strongly discouraged, and the move is interpreted as encouraging the foreigners to interfere in Iran's internal affairs, and asking for ever more concessions," the communique concludes.

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