Iran Summons French Ambassador over MKO Meeting

Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned the French ambassador on Tuesday, July 12, to voice its protest about a meeting held in Paris by the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

Director General of West Europe Department at Iran’s Foreign Ministry Abolqassem Delfi voiced Tehran’s strong protest to French envoy François Sénémaud over the anti-Iran gathering in Paris.

“Holding of such gathering by those who have the Iranian people’s blood on their hands and its orchestration by the father and founder of the terrorist groups like the Taliban, al-Qaeda and Daesh and the ally of Zionists and their worthless remarks against the Islamic Republic of Iran on the French soil are unacceptable,” the Iranian diplomat said.

Delfi also reminded France that letting officials from the other countries insult a third country is in violation of the international law and unacceptable.

On Saturday, Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief and diplomat, attended a meeting of the MKO terrorists in Paris, reaffirming Riyadh’s commitment to supporting the anti-Iran group and vowing support for efforts to remove the Islamic Republic.

The MKO – listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community – fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq and was given a camp by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

They fought on the side of Saddam during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-88). They were also involved in the bloody repression of Shiite Muslims in southern Iraq in 1991 and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds.

The notorious group is also responsible for killing thousands of Iranian civilians and officials after the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979.

More than 17,000 Iranians, many of them civilians, have been killed at the hands of the MKO in different acts of terrorism including bombings in public places, and targeted killings.