Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS) The anti-Iran terrorist group, Mujahedin-e Khalq Organisation (MKO), has openly expressed support for the Islamic State (IS) militants and their acts of terror in a clear indication of its wrath over Iran-Iraq cooperation against the group.
In a statement, the MKO said any measure against IS would be a blatant violation of the UN Security Council’s agreements, a Press TV report Monday quoted Iran’s official news agency, IRNA.
The terrorist organisation also called for an immediate end to the moves against the IS militants.
The statement, without making any reference to the all-out cooperation among Iraqi Sunnis, tribes and army in the anti-IS fight, claimed that cooperation between Tehran and Baghdad in the battle against the IS terrorist group pursues anti-Sunni agendas.
The IS terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity.
Earlier this month, Press TV reported that Israel was training the MKO terrorists in Jordan along the border with Saudi Arabia in order to carry out acts of terror inside Iran and neighbouring Iraq.
“The MKO terrorists are undergoing training on how to conduct terrorist operations in Iran and Iraq and are also receiving technical as well as information technology (IT) training from Israeli agents, said a source on condition of anonymity.
The MKO fled Iran to Iraq in 1986, where it enjoyed the support of Iraq’s executed dictator, Saddam Hussein, and set up its camp near the Iranian border.
The group is also known to have cooperated with Saddam Hussein in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq and carrying out the massacre of Iraqi Kurds, report said.
The MKO has carried out numerous acts of violence against Iranian civilians and government officials.