The Iranian administration says a recent meeting of the anti-Iran Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group revealed once again the hypocritical face of the American politicians, who call themselves supporters of human rights but attend events organized by notorious terrorists.
At his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Ali Rabiei, the administration’s spokesman said meetings of the “outcast” MKO terror outfit were an “unmasked display of ill wish and spite” vis-à-vis the Iranian nation.
“The gathering of the MKO terrorist group is a chance to identify and expose the hypocritical American politicians who, despite repeated slogans, have not paid even the least attention to the principles and history of terrorism and human rights violations in other countries,”
“Those who brazenly stand by the terrorists have no competence to speak about the most basic principles of human rights and pretend to be peace-loving and benevolent to the Iranian people and other free nations in the world,” he added.
However, he said, Tehran has never expected those who have in recent years planned and supported sanctions, war and terrorism against the Iranian people under the so-called “maximum pressure” campaign to distance themselves from the MKO terrorist group.
It is a shame for the US and Europe that the infamous former secretary of state and several other American and European officials stand shoulder to shoulder with the terrorists, who have massacred thousands of innocent Iranians, “for a handful of dollars” and “shamelessly take pride in these crimes,” he said.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh earlier denounced the presence of Western politicians in the virtual event, saying they “sell themselves cheap for a Europe-hosted circus arranged by a once Saddam-backed terrorist cult with Iranian blood on its hands.”
Slovenian Ambassador to Tehran Christina Radi was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, where she was handed over an official letter of protest.
Speaking in a statement to reporters on Monday, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell also said the speech delivered by the Slovenian prime minister did not represent the official position of the 27-nation bloc.
The event linked MKO terrorists at their camp in Albania with hired supporters among US senators, British MPs and French lawmakers on Saturday.
The summit also featured speeches by former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Slovenian premier.
Infuriated by the massive participation of Iranians in the June presidential election, Pompeo claimed in his online address that the vote was “in fact, a boycott and the regime knows it.”
Similarly, Maryam Rajavi, leader of the MKO terrorist cult and president of its umbrella National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), alleged that the poll was a “sham.”
After it was founded more than 50 years ago, the MKO launched a campaign of bombings and assassinations in Iran. Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks over the past four decades, about 12,000 have fallen victim to the group’s acts of terror.
The ill-famed terror group currently enjoys freedom of activity in Albania after being delisted by the European Union and the United States in 2009 and 2012, respectively.
Regardless of its disrepute around the world, the MKO has in recent years held numerous big events, attended by senior American, Israeli and Saudi officials, including former US Senator John McCain, former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, former US National Security Advisor John Bolton, former US Senator Joe Lieberman, and former director of Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency Turki bin Faisal Al Saud.