Saudi-MKO collusion over oil tanker attacks: leaked audio shows
Leaked audio of a phone conversation between two MKO members, reveals Saudi Arabia has colluded with them to blame Iran for the recent tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf.
Iran Press/Iran news: In the audio, which has been released by the Iran Front Page for the first time, Shahram Fakhteh, an official member and the person in charge of the anti-Iran terrorist group, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO)’s cyber operations, is heard talking with a US-based MKO sympathizer named Daei-ul-Islam in Persian.
In this conversation, the two elements discussed the MKO’s efforts to portray Iran as the culprit behind the recent tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf, and how the Saudis contacted them to pursue the issue, Iran Front Page reported.
“In the past week, we did our best to blame the [Iranian] regime for the [oil tanker] blasts. Saudis have called Maryam [Rajavi]’s office to follow up on the results, [to get] a conclusion of what has been done, and the possible consequences,” Fakhteh is heard saying.
“I guess this can have different consequences. It can send the case to the UN Security Council or even result in military intervention. It can have any consequence,” Daei-ul-Islam says.
Attacks on two commercial oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 and an earlier attack on four oil tankers off the UAE’s Fujairah port on May 12 have escalated tensions in the Middle East and raised the prospect of a military confrontation between Iran and the United States.
The US, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE have rushed to blame Iran for the incidents, with the US military releasing a grainy video it claimed shows Iranian forces in a patrol boat removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese-owned tanker which caught fire earlier this month.
It later released some images of the purported Iranian operation after the video was seriously challenged by experts and Washington’s own allies.
The MKO which has assassinated over 17,000 Iranians receives support from the US and its allies in the region, including Saudi Arabia.
The MKO which is said to be a cult which turns humans into obedient robots turned against Iran after the 1979 Revolution and has carried out several terrorist attacks killing senior officials in Iran; yet Western countries, which say cultism is wrong and claim to be against terrorism, support this terrorist group officially.
After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the MKO began its hostility against Iran by killings and terrorist activities. 104/211/214