Iranian MP condemns western states’ support for terrorism

Member of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hojjatollah Souri lashed out at the western countries' support for terrorist groups active in the region.

Referring to the presence of PJAK ringleader Abdul Rahman Haji Ahmadi in Germany, the Iranian parliamentarian Saturday said the terrorist cell is able to regroup once and again despite receiving blows from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) due to the support of western countries.

Souri pointed out that Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region's inability to control the PJAK has allowed the group to continue their terrorist activities across the border with Iran.

PJAK is an offshoot of the internationally-recognized terrorist group, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which conducts deadly operations in Western Iran, Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey.

Last year in October, Secretary of Iran's Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani rapped the West's double-standard policies and stances on human rights issues, saying that western states shelter terrorist groups like the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) and the PJAK.

"Our people are familiar with the West's discriminatory and hostile attitude towards the Islamic Republic of Iran," Larijani said in Tehran at the time.