Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri lashed out at the western countries for supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Takfiri terrorist group, saying that ISIL will disappear from the face of the Earth if its foreign supports are cut.
“If foreign supports for ISIL terrorists are halted, they will perish soon,” General Jazayeri told reporters on Wednesday.
He pointed to the combat against the ISIL, and said, “We hope that the nations and governments of Iraq and Syria will repeat their past success and gain victory again.”
In relevant remarks on Monday, General Jazayeri had questioned the US-led anti-ISIL coalition, and said Washington is still providing the terrorist group with different supports.
“Based on the intelligence, news and analyses we have, the foreign spy agencies, headed by the US, created, managed and supported the ISIL and regional terrorists logistically,” Jazayeri said, addressing Basij (volunteer) forces in Tehran.
“Such cooperation still continues and the Americans seek to fool the public opinion under the pretext of confrontation with the terrorist group,” he added.
Jazayeri said that the US has now changed its tactic by forming the so-called anti-ISIL coalition and is attempting to deploy in the region again.
After the US-led coalition against the ISIL declared its creation, Iran lashed out at the western states for pursuing a double-standard policy towards campaign against terrorism in various countries.
On Saturday, Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined that the US-led coalition formed against the ISIL was a political showoff, and said launching airstrikes against the ISIL positions in Iraq was ineffective.
“This coalition is a propaganda job and I doubt its seriousness and on the other hand this coalition is an ineffective measure,” Brigadier General Hatami told reporters.
He noted that the West has equipped the ISIL against Syria and Iraq and now they want to confront it.