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Iran's Majlis speaker cancels speech at European Parliament

Tehran, Oct 4, IRNA - Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel has canceled an scheduled visit to Strasbourg, France, where he was to address the European Parliament on Thursday. The decision was made in protest to "the dual behavior" of EP officials.

The speaker's decision was made after it was reported that a number of EP officials have recently met with the leader of the terrorist Mujahideen Khalq Organization (MKO).

Haddad-Adel's visit was due to take place upon an invitation extended by head of European Parliament Council.

He was to address the Council of Europe Parliament as rotating chairman of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA).

The speaker was to talk about Asia's specific status at the international community and the significant efforts which are underway to promote the continent's role in international developments.

Haddad-Adel called on the APA president to voice the speaker's strong protests to EP officials for their "dual behavior in their alleged fight against terrorism."

The MKO is enlisted by the EU as a terrorist group and its leader is under prosecution by the INTERPOL for the crimes committed by the MKO members in Iraq and Iran.

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