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Iran slams Jarba for MKO meeting

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Iran has slammed leader of Syria’s main foreign-backed opposition group for meeting with the head of anti-Iran terrorist group, Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

Ahmad Jarba, head of the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC), recently met with MKO head Maryam Rajavi in the French capital, Paris. During the meeting, Jarba hailed MKO’s terrorist operations against Iran.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian slammed the meeting saying it was a “grave mistake” made by Jarba.

The MKO fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq, where it received the backing of Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein and set up a camp near the Iranian border. The terrorist group also sided with Saddam during Iraq’s eight-year war on the Islamic Republic in 1980-1988.

The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community and is notorious for committing numerous terrorist acts against Iranians and Iraqis.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Amir-Abdollahian referred to the upcoming presidential election in Syria and said Jarba’s meeting revealed his political character.

“In our opinion, when it comes to politics, Ahmad Jarba is a weak person … he is the most inappropriate person for the future of Syria,” the Iranian official stated.

“He does not know who to meet in his foreign meetings,” he added.

Syria will hold presidential election on June 3.

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