Saudi Bid to Revitalize MKO Doomed

Saudi Bid to Revitalize MKO Doomed Saudi Bid to Revitalize MKO Doomed

A commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said efforts by Saudi Arabia and foreign media to pump new blood into the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization terrorist group are doomed.

IRGC spokesman, Lieutenant General Ramezan Sharif, said on Sunday the unanimity and convergence of Al Saud and MKO in a rally in the French capital of Paris showed the Saudi government’s complicity in the group’s terrorist crimes against the Iranian nation, Press TV reported.

He added that the presence of former Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Turki al-Faisal, in the Paris meeting showed the long-lasting bond between MKO and the Saudi regime in their crimes against the Islamic Revolution and the Iranian nation.

The former Saudi spy chief attended an annual meeting of MKO in Paris on Saturday and gave a 30-minute address to the gathering.

Faisal’s overt pronouncement of support for the terrorist group marked a fresh high in Saudi Arabia’s hostility toward Iran and the kingdom’s lack of concern about the sentiments of Iranians.

“It is clear to the world opinion that the Al Saud regime is the axis of support for the terrorist movement in the region and beyond it,” the IRGC commander said.

He added that MKO, the self-styled Islamic State militant group, the Taliban and tens of other terrorist groups scattered across the world are committing the most heinous crimes against humanity under the leadership and support of the US, Israel and reactionary regimes in the region, including through the extensive financial aid of the Al Saud regime.

  Dark Record

Sharif emphasized that the dark criminal record of MKO and the support provided by the US and the western and Arab allies of the White House and the Israeli regime to MKO terrorists in their killing of nearly 17,000 Iranian people and officials will never be forgotten and they deserve the harshest punishment.

MKO is the most hated terrorist group among the Iranians because of its dark history of assassinations and bombings and for siding with the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, in his 1980-88 war imposed on Iran.

Saudi Arabia is widely believed to have been providing funds and weapons to militants fighting to topple Syrian and Iraqi governments.

Under the pretext of fighting Iran’s influence, the kingdom has also been waging a destructive war on Yemen, which has claimed thousands of innocent lives so far. Faisal’s participation in the MKO gathering and his unequivocal proclamation of support for a group internationally designated as a terrorist organization have taken the kingdom’s hostile anti-Iran stances to new heights.