French envoy summoned over terrorists' rally in Paris

Mehr News Agency

Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned French ambassador to Tehran over the rally of anti-Iran terrorists in Paris.

Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday that the General Director of the Ministry on Western European Affairs, Abolghassem Dolfi, summoned the French ambassador to Tehran over the rally of a notorious anti-Iran terrorist group in Paris.

"Allowing those whose hands are stained by the blood of civil Iranians to rally, under the directions of the creator and feeder of the terrorists groups such as ISIL, Taliban, and Al-Qaeda, and a partner of the Zionist regime of Israel, with cheap words against the Islamic Republic of Iran, on French land is quite unacceptable," said Mr. Dolfi to the French ambassador.

He also condemned the attendance of an official of another country [referring to the participation of Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal at the event] in the rally and underlined that it was a blatant violation of the international law.

A senior Lebanese political analyst, Talal Atrissi, who is also a Lebanese university professor and Middle East expert, told the Iranian media, on Tuesday, that the participation of Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal in the gathering of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in Paris proved that the kingdom is adamant in its hostility toward Iran.

In the last terrorist attack by the group, on June 20, 1994, an MKO member bombed the religious venue of Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad and killed more than 25 pilgrims. The organization had devised the attack to put the blame on either Sunnis or Christians to wedge sectarian differences between religious sects in Iran.

In 1986, while the nation was grappling with the sixth year of Saddam's war on Iran, MKO headquartered in Baghdad and helped the Ba'athist regime of Saddam to assassinate civilians and spread terror in Iranian cities.