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News number: 8711100789

17:17 | 2009-01-29

Foriegn Policy

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Envoy: EU's Politically-Motivated Approaches Not Acceptable

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee said that the EU's politically-motivated approaches in dealing with the menace of terrorism is unacceptable.

In a letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the Security Council Jean-Maurice Ripert, the Iranian envoy condemned the removal of the name of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from the EU's list of terrorist groups.

"The EU should bear in mind that such politically-motivated approaches in dealing with the menace of terrorism that threatens the lives and the security of all peoples of the globe is unacceptable and is absolutely rejected by the international public opinion, and will not in any way serve their purpose," Khazaee said in his letter.

Undoubtedly, this decision by the EU, which has been taken based on narrow political motives, will not change the facts related to the criminal and terrorist nature of the MKO terrorist group, and can not lead to forgetting the said terrorist group's criminal and terrorist acts in massacring the innocent people, nor will it lead to exonerating these terrorists and criminals, the Islamic republic news agency quoted him as saying.

He reiterated that the international community is fully aware of the terrorist nature of this despicable cult and will not ignore the terrorist threats posed by it.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran condemns this decision of the EU, and wishes to remind the European Union of the negative consequences of this unreasonable decision and stresses that it considers this action as an unwarranted and negative move that would adversely affect the international community's fight against terrorism, and calls on the European Union to repeal this decision," he noted.

Khazaee then called for circulation of the letter as a document of the General Assembly and of the Security Council.