Iran invited the Italian Ambassador to Tehran, who hosted the leader of the People’s Mujahideen Organization (HMO), which is considered a terrorist organization in the country, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the news of Iranian state television, in response to the hosting of the People’s Mujahideen Organization (MMO leader Meryem Recevi in the Italian Parliament), Giuseppe Perrone, the Ambassador of this country in Tehran, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the news, which stated that Iran’s objections were conveyed to the Italian diplomat, “Italy’s few deputies hosting a criminal terrorist is the most obvious example of promoting terrorism.” statements were included.
People’s Mujahideen Organization
The People’s Mujahideen Organization, which had an “Islamic socialist” ideology that emerged against the Shah’s regime in Iran in 1965, fell into conflict with the Tehran administration after the 1979 revolution and was declared a terrorist organization by Iran in 1981.
The organization, which carried out attacks on civilian and military targets in Iran in this process, was later recognized as a terrorist organization by the USA, European Union (EU) and Canada. The EU removed MEK from the terrorist list in 2009, and the USA and Canada in 2012.
Afterwards, relations between Tehran and Tirana were strained as the organization was organized in Albania. Albania cut off diplomatic relations with Tehran in September 2022, blaming Iran for massive cyberattacks on the government’s internet infrastructure.
Albania raided the buildings and offices of the organization’s camp in Manez city of Durrës province on 10 June in line with the decision of the Special Court against Corruption and Organized Crime and the instructions of the prosecutor’s office.
Meryem Recevi, known as the leader of the HMÖ organization, attended a meeting in the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Italian parliament, at the invitation of some deputies yesterday.