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Iran: US Reviving Terrorist Groups in Region, North Africa

 Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani warned of the US dangerous policies against global peace, adding that Washington is resuscitating the terrorist groups in the Middle-East and North Africa.

“The US national security strategy and nuclear doctrine in the new era is a serious threat to global peace and violates the UN Charter, and all deterrent measures are required to prevent this madness,” Shamkhani said at a meeting with Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Sigrid Kaag in Tehran on Wednesday.

He underlined that the ISIL terrorist group has been annihilated in West Asia through extensive cooperation and coordination between Iran, Syria, Iraq and Russia, and said, “Extensive evidence indicates the US relentless attempts to revive the armed terrorist groups in the region and North Africa which shows that the country doesn’t attach any importance to global security.”

Elsewhere, he underscored the necessity for the EU to act on the crisis in Yemen and stop the cruel massacre of the Yemeni people by Saudi Arabia, and said, “Silence on al-Saud’s regretting crimes against the defenseless Yemeni women and children is collaboration in genocide and destruction of the poor country’s resources and infrastructures.”

In relevant remarks earlier this month, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned that the US had transferred the ISIL terrorists from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan to create new problems for Iran.

“The US has transferred the ISIL from Iraq to Afghanistan to cause problems in Iran again but the Iranian nation will foil all these plots with the guidelines of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei),” Larijani said.

He downplayed the plots hatched by US President Donald Trump and his accomplices to create changes in Iran, and said, “They utter cheap words on Iran’s missile industry.”

Also, late in January, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed deep regret over the massacre of the Afghan people in the recent terrorist attacks, blaming the US for the tragedies by transferring the ISIL terrorists to Afghanistan to guarantee its presence in the region.

“The US goal of transferring the ISIL terrorists to Afghanistan is justification of its continued deployment in the region and establishment of security for the Zionist regime,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing the Iranian seminaries in Tehran.

“The same hands which used the ISIL as a tool to oppress and commit crimes against the people in Syria and Iraq by its creation, is today after transferring the ISIL to Afghanistan after sustaining defeat in those regions, and the recent massacres are actually the start of this plot,” he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the US-backed terrorists don’t differentiate between the Shiites and Sunnis, and added, “The US wants this region not to see good days and wants the regional governments and nations to be busy with their own affairs so that they don’t think of opposing the evil agent of arrogant powers, that is Zionism.”

He described the United States’ other goal of creation of insecurity as justification of its presence in the region, and said, “The Americans, themselves, are the main cause for insecurity in Afghanistan and the killings in this region since 20 years ago under the name of religion were carried out, directly or indirectly, by the US agents, and they are now after guaranteeing their presence by fomenting insecurity and attaining their political and economic objectives.”

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