Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Iran summons Italian ambassador

Thu, 24 Jul 2008

Iran summons the Italian ambassador to protest a meeting between a Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) leader and Italian lawmakers. The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Ambassador Roberto Toscano on Wednesday to demand explanation about a meeting between leader of the MKO Masoud Rajavi's wife and some Italian parliament members in Rome. During the meeting, Mostafa Dolatyar, a senior foreign ministry official, condemned the move and described it as an act in violation of a decision by the European Union to put the group on the list of terrorist organizations. The Italian diplomat was also briefed on the terrorist activities of the organization. The Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (known in Iran as Monafeqin or the hypocritical) is blacklisted as a terrorist group by Iran, Iraq, Canada, the United States, and the European Union. The group has so far claimed responsibility for several terrorist attacks inside Iran and it cooperated with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the massacre of Iraqi civilians. PRESS TV

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