Seymour Hersh, an American journalist, claims that PKK terrorists and its sister organization, PEJAK (PJAK), have been receiving support from the US and Israel.“In the past months, Israel and the United States have been working together in support of PKK and its Iranian offshoot PEJAK, I was told by a government consultant with close ties to the Pentagon,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning, Seymour Hersh.In an interview with Turkish daily Zaman, the leading American investigative journalist also revealed that the White House has lost control over PKK which has gone rogue.

Earlier, the renowned American journalist accused Washington and the Zionist regime of providing PKK and PEJAK with ‘training and equipment’ in a secret ploy to destabilize the region.

Commenting on PEJAK, Hersh asserted that Washington considers it as “part of an effort to explore alternative means of applying pressure on Iran.”

The Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PEJAK) has been behind a string of deadly attacks on security forces in northwestern Iran. PKK and its PEJAK wing are considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States, and the European Union. The US promised to remove the PKK camps in Iraq yet no concrete step has been taken. Iran officialy accused the United States of supporting terrorism in the region.

  • Editor’s Note:  Kurds are an ancient ethnic Iranian people that speak an Iranian language and follow traditional Iranian customs.  The terror groups in Iraq sponsored by Israel and the US represent a tiny minority of the Kurdish people.  The Iranian soldiers that often defend Iran’s borders from these terror groups include many Iranian-Kurds.  Essentially, what Israel and the U.S. are doing is to try and create a civil war between brothers in the lands of Greater Iran and among the people of ancient Iran.  When the people of the region learn about the true nature of America’s and Israel’s crimes, there will likely be a backlash.  Iran also helped defend the Iraq-Kurds from Saddam Hussein’s attempt to exterminate Iraq’s Kurds.  Many Iranian soldiers were lost defending against Saddam’s genocidal campaign.  It is therefore extremely cynical and bizarre for the US and Israel to create these fringe terror groups in Iraqi-Kurdistan to attack Iran (which includes millions of loyal ethnic Iranian-Kurds).  The word “Kurd” itself is of Iranian origin.