A senior Iranian commander warned of the enemies’ plots to spread Islamophobia, and said the terrorist groups in the region have been created by the spy agencies of the US and its allies.
“The world public opinion is aware that the phenomena such as the al-Nusrah Front, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups in the region, have been created by the intelligence services of the US and the White House’s allies and have a mission to defame the dear Islam to prevent the people’s conversion to the real Islam and to spread Islamophobia and weaken the regional resistance front,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said on Monday.
He referred to the US attempts to stir chaos in the region and its support for the terrorists, and said, “The vigilant and resistant people in Iraq and Syria should force their enemies, specially the Americans, to understand that they won’t allow the White House to create new poles in their countries through lies and deception.”
Jazayeri expressed confidence that Iraqi people from all walks of life and groups who have experienced the US and Britain’s interference in their country would force out the remnants of the Americans from Iraq.
He said that the Iraqi and Syrian people have also sustained hard blows from the foreign-backed terrorists in the region and they now need to defeat them by using any means possible
“The era of the presence of the Baathists affiliated to the former hated regime and the criminals who supported executed Saddam (Hussein) is over and the Iraqi people will not allow them to grow and win back power again since they know that the ISIL and the Baath party are allies,” Jazayeri concluded.
After the recent terrorist attacks by the ISIL many Iranian officials have blamed the western powers, specially the US, for the crisis in Iraq.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei took the US and other western powers responsible for the current crisis in Iraq, and voiced opposition to any foreign intervention in the Muslim country.
“In Iraq’s issue, the hegemonic western powers, specially the US, are seeking to misuse the ignorance and bias of a number of elements with no decision-making power,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Iran’s Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani and other high-ranking Judiciary officials in Tehran in June.
The Leader stressed that the enemies aimed to deprive the Iraqi nation of their achievements gained after the US forces’ withdrawal from the country, the most important of which, he said, had been a democratic system.
“The US is displeased with the current process of election with the people’s high turnout and election of people’s choices because the US intends to dominate Iraq and bring to power those who obey it.”
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the US officials’ remarks who are trying to display the conflict in Iraq as a sectarian war, and said, “What has happened in Iraq is not a war between the Shiites and Sunnis and the main elements behind the seditions in Iraq are hostile to the faithful Sunnis and those who believe in Iraq’s independence as much as they are hostile to the Shiites.”
He voiced Iran’s opposition to the foreign intervention in Iraq, and said, “We believe that the Iraqi government and nation and the country’s religious leadership are able to end the sedition and God willing, they will end it.”
In relevant remarks in August, Commander of Basij (volunteer) forces Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi took the US and certain European states responsible for providing logistics for the terrorist ISIL to find an alibi to boost its buildup in the region.
“American’s intangible presence in the region has been a major cause for the creation of the terrorist Daesh (ISIL) group,” Naqdi said, addressing people in a city near Tehran.
He also condemned the US Congress for approving an aid budget for the ISIL, and said, “The European countries, including France, arm the ISIL and the US and the West’s attempts are not aimed at any goal but getting closer to Iran” borders.
Elsewhere, Naqdi said given the US crimes and meddling in different world states, it has today turned into the most hated country in the world and today people in different states hold rallies against the US president’s visit to their country.