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Iran summons Greek ambassador over European Parliament resolution
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c_330_235_16777215_0_http___172.19.100.100_images_stories_famous_02_mt1.jpgTEHRAN – On Sunday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Greek Ambassador Nikolas Garilidis over the adoption of a European Parliament’s resolution in which it accused Iran of human rights violations.
 
Greece currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union.
 
The resolution passed on Thursday accused Iran of “continued, systemic violation of fundamental rights”.
 
The Iranian Foreign Ministry director for West European affairs voiced Tehran’s strong discontent over the resolution and described it as “unacceptable” and “unrealistic”.
 
The Iranian official censured the issuance of the resolution, saying that such actions are not in line with the common interests of Iran and European Union.
 
Garilidis pledged to convey Iran’s grievances to European Union’s officials in Brussels.
 
The resolution prompted strong reactions by Iranian officials. On Sunday, More than 200 Iranian MPs issued a statement condemning the resolution.
 
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the resolution on Sunday, saying the European Parliament is not in a “moral position” to express views about human rights situation in other countries.
 
He also said Tehran will accept no condition for visit of delegations from the European Parliament to Iran.
 
NA/PA

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