Press TV, Rome
Iran has rebuked former European Commissioner and former Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini for giving a video-speech at an event in Albania hosted by the Mujahedin Khalq Organization terror group last weekend. Frattini has sidelined warmongers of the likes of former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo urging a halt on negotiations with Tehran.
MKO is seen by geopolitical experts as a dangerous sectarian group that was on the list of terrorist organizations of the EU and the US for several years. Despite that, a number of international figures, including former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Canadian prime minister Stephan Harper, have given their full support for this group.
Frattini is a former European commissioner and foreign minister under two Berlusconi governments between 2002 and 2011. As the head of Italy's foreign affairs, in 2003 he sent an Italian military and police contingent to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the US' hegemonic influence in the Middle-East.
Frattini currently holds the post of director of the prestigious Italian Society for International Organization, a non-profit organization operating under the supervision of the Italian Ministry
of Foreign Affairs.
Contacted by Press TV, the former Italian minister has declined to comment on its appearance at the MKO event held in Albania.
Iran has summoned the ambassador of Slovenia to Tehran to voice protest at the Slovenian prime minister Janez Jansa participation in the anti-Iran virtual gathering organized by the MKO. In an official letter of protest, Tehran has called the Slovenian Prime Minister’s move “unacceptable and undiplomatic.”
Ties between Italy and Iran have been forever connoted by consistent mutual empathy, to the point that not even the US-unilaterally imposed sanctions completely stop their relations. Rome has long been Tehran’s main trading partner and hundreds of Italian companies are looking forward to fully resuming trade with Iran.