Iran’s Judiciary Chief Blasts US for Double-Standard Policy on Terrorism


Iran’s Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani voiced concern over the negative impacts of Washington’s politically-tainted policy towards campaign against terrorism in various countries, saying that alleging attack on the ISIL in Iraq and arming the same group in Syria means a full lack of logic.
“Today the war on terrorism in the West has grown into a double-standard and hypocritical policy like Human Rights issues,” Amoli Larijani said, addressing a meeting of high-ranking judicial officials in Tehran on Wednesday.

He said everyone knows the Western countries, specially the US, has created the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “While everyone knows that Shiites and Sunnis represent the most rational and moderate image of Islam, the western governments want to tarnish the image of Islam through the actions of the ISIL and Boko Haram militants.”

Amoli Larijani further pointed to the reason why some western countries are opposed to the ISIL, and said, “If this group could gain victory (in Syria and Iraq), the westerners would not have any problem with it, but now that this terrorist group has been defeated in Syria and Iraq, they are afraid of the future location that these terrorists want to go (to continue their life and operations).”

“In fact the problem of the Americans and Europeans is that many ISIL members have come from these countries …” and they may intend to return home now that they are defeated in the Middle-East, Amoli Larijani added.

Earlier today, Vice-Chairman of Iran’s Experts Assembly Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi also said that the US and its protégés in the region have supported the Takfiri and extremist movements after the 1979 Islamic Revolution to counter Iran’s Islamic Revolution and the tidal waves of Islamic Awakening.

“All the Takfiri movements have been created and supported by the US and its puppet regimes in the region after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran (in 1979) and the Islamic Awakening movement in the entire Muslim World and the US allegations about combating the ISIL is no more than lies and hypocrisy,” Hashemi Shahroudi, who headed the Iranian judiciary before Amoli Larijani, said addressing a group of clerics and Friday prayers leaders in Tehran on Wednesday.

Shahroudi, who is now the acting chairman of the Assembly of Experts after Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani went into coma two months ago, said that the US and its allies in the region want to spare themselves from the crimes of the Takfiri groups such as the ISIL and portray them as the natural outcome of the Islamic awakening in the world to tarnish the true image of Islam which supports spread of justice, humanity and unity.

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