'Only a minority in EU support MKO'

Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs said only a minority in the EU parliament support the Mujahedin-e Khalq terrorist group.

In his meeting with the head of the Iranian legislature's Friendship Group with the European Parliament Kazzem Jalali, Elmar Brok laid emphasis on the importance of the relations with Iran, and said, "The majority of the European Parliament do not like cooperation with groups such as MKO and only a minority group in the Parliament support the MKO."

Jalali pointed to the talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany), and said, "The nuclear talks were underway in desirable conditions, but unfortunately the (European Parliament's Human Rights) resolution against Iran changed the overall atmosphere of the negotiations."

Jalali expressed surprise at the presence of a "shameless" group like the MKO in the European Parliament, and said, "Even the critics of Iran's political system do not recognize the MKO and the European Parliament had better try to listen to the Iranian nation, statesmen and people's true representatives."

Jalali reiterated that the talks between Iran and European Parliament can be a prelude to a bigger agreement in the future, "but harnessing the radicals, specially at the European Parliament, is the prerequisite for such an agreement".