Iran Summons Egyptian Envoy over MPs Presence in MKO Rally

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Iran has summoned the caretaker of Egypt’s Interests Section in Tehran over the presence of several Egyptian parliamentarians in a rally held recently by the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned the official on Wednesday, and strongly protested Cairo’s act of interference and support for the MKO terrorist organization.

The ministry said that the participation of several Egyptian lawmakers in the rally in France was a clear sign of interference in Iran’s internal affairs and called on the Egyptian authorities to adopt a more responsible policy towards supporting stability in the region.

Stressing Egypt’s commitment to non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs, the official noted that Tehran’s protest would be conveyed to the Egyptian authorities.

On Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned French Ambassador to Tehran François Sénémaud after Paris hosted the rally last week.

Paris on Saturday hosted the annual meeting that was attended by the former Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Turki al-Faisal, who gave a 30-minute address to the gathering.

On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized Faisal for taking part in the MKO rally and said that the former Saudi spy chief and his ilk face a fate similar to that of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The MKO is the most hated terrorist group among the Iranians because of its dark history of assassinations and bombings and for siding with Saddam Hussein in his eight-year war against Iran in the 1980s.

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