Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has lashed out at the Western countries over their support for the anti-Iran, terrorist group of Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).
Brigadier General Vahidi told IRNA on Wednesday that the MKO has been created through the support of certain Western countries.
"The continuation of the MKO's presence in Iraq to go on with terrorist activities has grown so important [for the West] that they now stress the persistence of such presence," the Iranian defense minister pointed out.
He also said the fact that the MKO carries out its activities in the Western countries demonstrates the West's support for terrorism.
Western countries are overtly seeking to maintain the terrorist activities of the MKO, and all their efforts are intended for that purpose, he said.