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EU walks back its support for MKO terrorists

Press TV

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has expressed regret over comments made by the Slovenian prime minister at an anti-Iran virtual meeting of the MKO terrorist group. Josep Borrell said remarks by Janez Jansa do not reflect the EU’s position on its relations with Iran. Borrell underlined that the Slovenian premier, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU, did not make the remarks in his capacity as leader of an EU member state. Borrell made the comments in a phone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who called for the condemnation of Jansa’s participation in the MKO meeting and the imprudent remarks he made there. Meanwhile, the Iranian foreign ministry summoned the Slovenian ambassador to Tehran and conveyed to the top diplomat Tehran’s strong protest over the issue. Iran demanded immediate explanation from the Slovenian government in that regard.

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