Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Hamid Reza Asefi, responded in a press conference to the joint meeting of MKO members with a number of Italian MPs:
"We believe it’s really unimportant. 4 poor men have met 4 unaware people. This indicates that these few Italian MPs are not aware of MKO’s records and that they should be illuminated, which will be done by our embassy. However, we have said that such move in fact encourage the violence."
IRNA – 2006/07/31