Iranian regime calls in French envoy over Iranian opposition rally
MEE and agencies A spokesperson for the Iranian government called an opposition group who held a rally in France a ‘stinking corpse’
Supporters listen to Maryam Radjavi (R on the screen), the President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) leader (AFP)
Iranian opposition rally: The Role Of Muslims In Fight Against Terrorism.
Grand gathering of NCRI in Paris 2017
There has been a huge outpouring of solidarity, but it must be remembered that the people of Britain and the rest of Europe must be vigilant. Wrote Antonio Stango is President of the Italian League of Human Rights in ‘ Vocaleurope’ on June 16, 2017, the following are excerpts from this article.Thankfully, most of Western society is receptive to counter terrorism efforts but there are still those who fight out against them.
Iran has called in the French ambassador and lodged a formal protest over a rally outside Paris held by an exiled opposition group last weekend, a diplomatic source said on Wednesday.
The National Council of Resistance in Iran (NCRI), which includes the former rebel People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK), claimed that 100,000 Iranians attended an Iranian opposition rally at Le Bourget, near Paris, on Saturday.
“The holding of this rally by those whose hands are stained with the blood of the Iranian people… is unacceptable,” said the message handed to French ambassador Francois Senemaud by senior foreign ministry official Abolqassem Delfi, state media reported.
Al Arabiya English : Iran Summons French Envoy Over Paris Rally
The mullahs also summoned Egypt’s chargé d’affaires in Tehran t “strongly protest” against the presence of Egyptian lawmakers in the Paris Iranian opposition rally which suce of Iran (NCRoI). Accordingpported the National Council of Resistan to the mullahs, the official parliamentary delegation of Egypt had no right to decide on standing with the Iranian people and its Resistance movement.
The MEK is reviled by Tehran for siding with Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88.
The US State Department listed it as a “terrorist organisation” in 1997.
After the US-led invasion of 2003, its remaining fighters were disarmed and placed in camps where many of them remain with their families to this day.
It was removed from terrorist watch lists by the European Union in 2008 and the United States in 2012.
Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht described the NCRI as an “annihilated terrorist group” and a “stinking corpse”.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to confront this hypocritical little group and will condemn any government” that supports it, he told the official IRNA news agency on Tuesday.
Originally published in the Middle East Eye
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