Iran protests Egypt MPs' presence at opposition rally

People hold a poster featuring Maryam Rajavi, president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), during a protest in Berlin on February 6, 2014Iran has summoned Egypt’s top envoy in Tehran to “strongly protest” against the attendance of Egyptian lawmakers at an annual rally of an exiled opposition group, state media said. An Iranian foreign ministry official called the presence of a group of Egyptian MPs at the National Council of Resistance in Iran (NCRI) gathering in France on Saturday “a clear interference in our domestic affairs”. Tehran accused the parliamentarians of supporting the “terrorist group”, which includes the former rebel People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK).

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