The terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) is reportedly preparing to launch a massive terrorist operation in Syria amid the recent surge of violence in the Arab state.
“We have conclusive proof and documents showing that the MKO has a strong and significant presence in Syria. The terrorist group has begun, in an all-out fashion, acts of sabotage and terrorism against the Syrian government and nation, and has found major influence among the Syrian rebels,” said Seyyed Mohammad Javad Hasheminejad, the director of the Habilian Association in a Monday meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Hamed Hassan.
The Habilian Association is an Iranian human rights NGO comprising of a group of families that have lost their loved ones in terrorist acts in the early years following Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Hashemi also said Washington is playing a key part in the destabilization of Syria, adding that the US and certain Western countries sponsor violence in the Middle Eastern state.
Hasheminejad further pointed out that the MKO acts as a mediator to funnel arms and money to Syrian armed gangs, stressing that the anti-Iran terrorist organization has always voiced support for the Free Syrian Army, an armed opposition group operating in Syria.
The MKO is organizing a large-scale attack in Syria, given its positions on Syria’s developments and the support of the US and West, he added.
The MKO has been producing many video clips against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and distributing them among ordinary Syrians and the opposition, Hasheminejad went on to say.
The Syrian ambassador, for his part, called on the Habilian Association to provide the Syrian government with the documents on the MKO’s role in the Syria unrest.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. Many people, including security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.
While the West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of the killings, Damascus blames ''outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups'' for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.