The Iranian Government View:
Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
No. 161 -September 29, 1998
Iran condemns terrorism and rejects the allegation of
"working agreement" with Osama Bin Laden.
In connection with the reports of a federal case filed against a Mr. Mahmoud Salim, alleged to be a close associate of Bin Laden, in which it has been alleged that Iran has had an official agreement with Bin Laden and the National Islamic Front of the Sudan to work together against the United States, the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran wishes to state the following:
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran categorically rejects terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, irrespective of its motivations. It has condemned the recent bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salam. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran does not allow or tolerate that its territory be used by terrorists for the purpose of instigating, planning, financing or supporting terrorist activities in other countries. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is committed to further its efforts on its own, and in cooperation with other states and within the United Nations in order to ensure that the response to terrorism as a global problem is effective and internationally coordinated. In this context, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran categorically denies that it has any sort of relations, coordination or agreement with Bin Laden or his associates_ for any purpose.
"It is important to continue the Islamic-Christian dialogue. The dialogue is to create cooperation in different political, cultural and economic aspects.
The required dialogue among religions is one hat leads to the path into other world communication without losing our identity. It necessary to establish an Islamic center to solve disputes and work towards averting them.”
Crown Prince El Hassan BinTalal of Jordan April 23, 1998.
Osama Bin Laden still a US Security Threat