Iran summons French envoy over Paris rally

President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (CNRI) Maryam Radjavi arrives to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (CNRI) annual meeting on July 9, 2016, in Le Bourget, near Paris. (AFP)

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the French ambassador over a Paris rally held last weekend by an exiled Iranian opposition group, the Associated Press reported.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the parent coalition of the opposition People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI), has organized the “Free Iran” rally during last weekend in Paris with the participation of dozens of thousands of Iranian dissidents.

In the rally, the group denounced the government in Tehran and called for its toppling.

Head of the French-based NCRI, Maryam Rajavi, said Tehran is concealing its “failure” by supporting “massacres” committed by the Syrian regime during an indoor rally in Paris.

She said “those resisting Wilayat al-Faqih regime are increasing and spreading their influence.”

Wilayat al-Faqih, meaning the ‘Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist’ is Iran’s current system of clerical rule.

The event was attended by my international figures including US diplomats, European and Arab officials and figures, which showed the "strong global support" to Iranian opposition's demands, according to Rajavi.

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