ISIL-MKO ties threatening to West Asia security

TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian warned over the gradual start of ISIL-MKO ties which is unsafe for the security of the West Asia, Europe and the whole world.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Secretary-General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Christian Masset on Tuesday to discuss bilateral parliamentary relations.

The history of relations between the two countries is a backdrop upon which the involved sides could take important steps in economic, financial, cultural, parliamentary and political fields, he noted.

Amir-Abdollahian expressed Iran’s readiness to cooperate with France in combatting the heinous phenomenon of terrorism, pointing to some news on the links between the ISIL and MKO terrorist group, which is a danger to the security of the West Asia, Europe and the whole world.

He also strongly criticized the holding of annual meetings by the MKO in Paris and the political and financial support of the Saudi security services from the terrorist group.

He announced that US military action against Syria will have adverse effects on regional security and will undermine Syria's political solution in Astana peace talks.

Amir-Abdollahian called as interconnected the security of all countries in the region and the world, and pointing to the developments in Yemen, said the growth of terrorism in southern Yemen, resulting from continued attacks of Saudi Arabia, has been described as a serious threat to international waters and Bab-el-Mandeb international waterway.

Christian Masset, for his part, welcomed the growing development of the parliamentary relations between the two countries, and expressed satisfaction with the comprehensive development of relations, including economic and trade cooperation.

He pointed to the recent meeting of MKO in Paris, and highly regarded the need for mutual trust between the two countries in fighting against terrorism.

Masset called Iraq's move to release Mosul an important step in the fight against terrorism, adding that maintaining Syria's territorial integrity and combating terrorism is at the forefront of pursuing a political solution to Syrian crisis.

He underlined French commitment to human rights in the region, including in Bahrain.