Iran Terms EU Court Ruling Unacceptable

A02237761.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said the recent ruling of the European court which lifted the freeze on assets of MKO members lacks legality and is unacceptable to Tehran.

According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau, Hosseini reminded that the court verdict has been issued in blatant violation of the UN Security Council resolution 1373 on the responsibilities of governments in fighting terrorist groups and it is, thus, “illegal and unacceptable”.

He announced that such measures question the creditability of those authorities which are inherently responsible for defending general and basic rights of the people, and continued, “The antecedent of anti-human crimes of this organization (Mojahedin-e Khalq) and its affiliated groups, including its cooperation with Saddam’s regime in massacring the innocent Iranian civilians and Iraqi citizens, will never be erased from the minds of the world people.”

The diplomat further reminded that MKO has been called a terrorist group by many European and non-European states and at international circles in compliance with the UNSC resolution 1373 and an approval of the European Union, and continued, “Such measures inspire double standards and discriminatory attitudes in treating terrorism.”

He stressed that any kind of measure to call off the freeze on the assets of terrorists is an effort to revive terrorism and encourage and promote terrorist thoughts, which is in direct contradiction to the EU’s responsibilities for campaign against terrorism.

To end his remarks, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman called for a revision of the European court ruling and a fair and just judgment of the case.

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