Bulgaria Terms MKO Terrorist

Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Urdan Popov Wednesday called the anti-Iran group, Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization, a terrorist group despite European Union’s recent decision to strike the MKO off its terror list.
"According to the existing laws MKO is a terrorist group," Popov said in a meeting with Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaoddin Boroujerdi.
The remark by popov whose country is an EU member came after a controversial decision by the 27- nation bloc’s foreign ministers in Brussels to drop the MKO from the blacklist. The MKO had been blacklisted as a terror organization by the EU since 2002.
Regarding Iran-Bulgaria bilateral relation, Popov noted that there are no obstacles on expansion of mutual cooperation.
"Properties and capabilities of the two countries, particularly in energy, require new initiatives for the promotion and expansion of bilateral cooperation," he went on saying.
Alaoddin Boroujerdi, for his part, expressed satisfaction over expansion of bilateral ties and stressed boosting bilateral consultations and cooperation between Iran and Bulgaria.
Elsewhere, Boroujerdi referred to the sensitive conditions in the Middle-East, Iraq and Afghanistan in particular, and said, "The policy of the Islamic Republic is based on establishment of durable and long-term calm and stability in the region."
He also criticized West’s double-standard approach towards campaign against drugs and terrorism and solution of the crisis in Palestine.
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