TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the Ministry has summoned the French ambassador to Iran to protest against France’s move to let the annual gathering of the anti-Iran MKO terrorist group be held in Paris.

In a Wednesday statement, Qassemi said the director general of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Europe Department called in French Ambassador Francois Senemaud on Tuesday to express the Islamic Republic’s protest against France for its support for the terrorist group.

“The director general also emphasized that no extremist group with terrorist nature – even if it is trivial or small – should be provided with an opportunity to promote extremism and terrorism under the pretext of freedom of expression,” he said.

According to the spokesman, the Iranian diplomat also expressed the country’s protest over the MKO’s annual gathering in Paris attended by a number of current and former extremist officials of the US as well as their meddlesome and divisive statements against the Iranian nation.

The French ambassador, for his part, said he would immediately convey Iran’s protest to Paris and give its response to the Iranian Foreign Ministry.