Iran cannot understand why the Council of Europe should consult with a group even France and the US consider to be terrorists, Majlis speaker says.
Unfortunately, the West receives its information on Iran from unreliable sources and uses it to analyze the country’s situation, Iran’s Parliament speaker, Gholam-Ali Hadad-Adel, said.
“What happened in Strasbourg was a case in point, in which a terrorist organization served as a source of information for the Council of Europe,” he told the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Secretary General, Anders B. Johnsson in Switzerland.
“Iran does not understand why the Council of Europe consults with a group that has been labeled ‘terrorist’ by France, the US and even the Council itself and is on the Interpol’s wanted list,” Hadad-Adel said. “Regrettably, however, the media today is controlled by people who don’t want Iran’s voice to be heard.”
He then turned to the issue of resolving the Iraqi crisis and said, “The stronger a parliament, the less room for dictatorship!”
“The situation in Iraq is critical, and we believe that the Inter-Parliamentary Union should take immediate action to help resolve the problems of the Iraqi nation,” he said.
Gholam-Ali Hadad Adel cancelled his planned speech in Strasbourg after Maryam Rajavi, the ringleader of the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), addressed European lawmakers in a Council of Europe session on Monday, October 1.
presstv – Oct. 8, 2007