Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei: ISIL Created by US, Destroyed by Iran
Addressing locals and pilgrims at the holy Shrine of Shiite Islam’s 8th Imam, Hazrat Reza (AS), in the Northeastern city of Mashhad on the first day of the Persian New Year on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei hailed “Iran’s crucial role” in beating Takfiri terrorist groups and restoring security to the region in the last Iranian year, and said “the Islamic Republic could hoist the Iranian nation’s flag of honor and might in the region”.
“And with this major move, the Islamic Republic defused the Americans’ plot in the region,” he added. “All nations of the world, in some manner or degree, compromise with domineering powers. The only nation whose opinion is not influenced by any other nation is the Iranian nation.”
The Leader further blasted the US and its allied western powers for opposing Iran’s strong partnership in regional politics, and said, “The international powers that always meddle with the domestic issues of different world regions are now objecting to the Islamic Republic and ask why Iran is interfering in the issues of the region.”
“In reply we say this issue is not related to you,” he continued.
The Leader reminded that Iran’s deployment in certain regional states has taken place at the official request of the same nations and their governments, and said, “We have neither done bullying nor interfered in the countries’ domestic affairs; they requested help and we just did that and we have rendered this help in pursuit of logical drives and on the basis of very wise calculations and not out of sensation.”
He further accused the US of creating various terrorist groups, including ISIL, to disintegrate nations and wear off the power of the regional states, saying, “Americans intended to create devilish, cruel and offending groups such as DAESH (also known as ISIL or ISIS) to keep the regional nations busy with internal war and take their minds off the occupying Zionist regime, but we managed to defuse this plot, thanks God.”
Ayatollah Khamenei also slammed the US for lying about its fight against the ISIL, and said the terrorist group was created by Washington in pursuit of its regional designs. The US claims about suppressing ISIL “is a lie, because the US policy entails maintaining DAESH and similar (terrorist) groups, of course in a way that they could be harnessed by the Americans to serve them”.
“The Americans have had no incentive to destroy DAESH. Meantime, the US is not capable of establishing security in the region and its 14-year-long presence in Afghanistan is an instance, where the US presence has not gifted the Afghan people any security, and rather worsened the security conditions there,” the Iranian leader went on to say.
He then touched a crucially important point that has come to be at the center stage of discussions and debates among the European countries and the US these days, and made a straightforward statement about the future of Iran’s regional policy.
European and American officials and diplomats are having hectic days of talks these days after President Donald Trump vowed to decertify the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal with Iran unless the latter grants more concessions in a number of areas, including a containment of Iran’s growing regional power.
In response, the Iranian Leader reiterated, “The Islamic Republic has managed to restore security in the region and it will be the same in future and the US will no doubt fail to achieve its objectives with regard to the regional issues and the Islamic Republic of Iran will, God willing, accomplish all its goals in the region.”