Nader Soleimani Dedicated his Award to Mothers of Iranian Terror Victims

The Best Supporting Actor winner at the 40th Fajr Film Festival dedicated his award to the mothers of 17,200 Iranians killed in terrorist activities.

Nader Soleimani, winner of the best supporting actor award at the 40th Fajr Film Festival said, “I dedicate this award to the mothers of 17,200 innocent civilians” killed in terrorist activities in Iran.

Soleimani won the award for the film The Opposition, written by Amir Abbas Rabi’ei and directed by Hossein Torabnejad.

The film depicts the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, a.k.a. MKO and NCRI) in the early 1980s and the bombing of the headquarters of the Islamic Republican Party (IRP) on June 28, 1981.

Scores of Iranian officials, including then Head of Supreme Judicial Council Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti were killed in the terrorist bombing.

In 1999, the MEK’s leader took credit for the bombing during a meeting with Saddam’s head of intelligence service. Masoud Rajavi said, "As you know, I was in Paris from 1981 to 1986. We were not called terrorists in those years. Although they knew who had blown up the [Islamic] Republican Party in Iran ... they knew who and what political process killed the president and prime minister of the regime while we were in contact with both the White House and the Élysée Palace. They knew well, but they did not call us terrorists at all."

The MEK has perpetrated hundreds of terrorist attacks against Iranian civilians and government officials since 1979. Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks over the past four decades, about 12,000 have fallen victim to the terrorist group's acts of terror.