The chief European diplomat expressed regret over the remarks made by Slovenian PM and stressed that Jansa’s remarks, by no means, reflect the EU’s stance on relations with Iran.

Iran Press/Europe: High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borrell underscored that the EU’s position is expressed by the chairperson of the European Council at the level of heads of state and by the EU foreign policy chief at the ministerial level.

He said the Slovenian Prime Minister's remarks have not at all been made in the EU's capacity.

The Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša, who delivered a speech at the MKO conference, drew harsh criticism from Iran and promoted the Iranian Foreign Ministry to summon the Slovenian ambassador to Tehran where she received Tehran’s strong protest over the matter.

The ambassador was told that Iran wants the Slovenian government to give an explanation in that regard and that Tehran will accordingly show the necessary reaction.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry described the Slovenian Prime Minister’s move as “unacceptable and undiplomatic.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the prime minister's unacceptable participation and imprudent remarks in the virtual gathering of the MKO terrorist group, and called on the European Union to express its stance on the issue in view of the fact that Slovenia holds the rotating presidency of the EU.

"In the field of foreign policy, Council of Europe President Charles Michel is the official who sets out the official view of the European Union," Borrell said. 219