Tehran’s Interim Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami says the United States’ support for the Syrian militants belies Washington’s claims to fighting terrorism.
“The United States breeds terrorists and sends those terrorists into Syria to commit crimes with its own and its allies’ money,” Ayatollah Khatami said.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the raging turmoil.
The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants in Syria are foreign nationals.
Ayatollah Khatami also stressed that the United States is backing those who have already massacred Muslims in several countries including Pakistan and Iraq.
“Who commits such crimes? The answer is clear. They are the ones on whom the United States spends money to kill Muslims,” the senior cleric noted.
He further pointed out that some Arab traitors are also involved in the killing of Muslims and are spending large sums of money on massacring and dividing Muslims.