Tehran : Iran’s Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel has cancelled a scheduled visit to Strasbourg, France, where he was to address the European Parliament on Thursday in protest against “the dual behaviour” of EP officials.
The speaker’s decision was made after it was reported that a number of EP officials recently met the leader of the terrorist Mujahideen Khalq Organisation (MKO).
Haddad-Adel’s visit was due to take place upon an invitation extended by the head of the European Parliament Council. He was to address the Council of Europe Parliament as rotating chairman of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA).
The speaker was to talk about Asia’s specific status at the international community and the significant efforts which are underway to promote the continent’s role in international
Haddad-Adel called on the APA president to express the speaker’s strong protest against the EP officials for their “dual behaviour in their alleged fight against terrorism.”
The MKO has been listed by the EU as a terrorist group and its leader is under prosecution by the INTERPOL for the crimes committed by the MKO members in Iraq and Iran.