RNA - Director General for the Persian Gulf Affairs of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Alireza Enayati on Saturday summoned the Kuwaiti envoy to strongly protest a recent meeting of the Arab country's officials with a representative of an anti-Iran terrorist group and also convey the Islamic Republic’s strong objection to the Arab state's hosting of a conference against Iran.
The Iranian official stressed the importance of observing the principle of mutual respect in bilateral relations and said, "Such a move is clear interference in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and a breach of the principle of good neighborliness as well as friendly remarks by the Kuwaiti officials."
He added that the measure was also in contravention of the principle of respect for territorial integrity and national sovereignty of countries.
According to Fars News Agency, the Foreign Ministry did not provide any more details about the group concerned or about which Kuwaiti officials had met the group's representative.
However, Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq al-Ghanim has reportedly met with a member of the al-Ahwaziyeh terrorist group on the sidelines of a parliamentary conference calling for the breakaway of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz from the country.
The “al-Ahwaziyeh” is the terrorist group which claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a military parade in Ahwaz, Southwest of Iran, killing 26 and wounding 69 others on September 22, 2018.
The terrorists attacked the bystanders watching the annual Armed Forces' parades, marking the start of the Sacred Defense Week, commemorating Iranians' sacrifices during the 8 years of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s, in disguise of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basij (volunteer) forces, killing and wounding several people, including innocent women and children.
None of the officials participating in the military parades in Ahwaz city in Khuzestan province was injured in the attack.