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Senior Cleric: US-Led Anti-ISIL Coalition Doomed to Failure

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Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Hojjatoleslam Kazzem Seddiqi said the so-called international coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is in pursuit of suspicious goals which, he said, will not materialize.
Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Hojjatoleslam Seddiqi said, “This coalition does not pursue benevolent intentions and its members are merely interfering in internal affairs of Syria and Iraq which is doomed to fail soon.”

Last week, Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani underlined that the US and the European countries are behind the wave of Takfiri terrorism in the region in a move to contain Islamic awakening and defame Islam.

“The killing of innocent people and other acts committed by this group have nothing to do with the Shiism and Sunnism; in fact it is one of the colonial policies of the US and the European countries who want to taint the image of Islam by introducing ISIL as Islam,” Amoli Larijani said in a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Tehran on October 22.

He reiterated that terrorists do not pose a threat just to Iraq, “rather the world powers have more programs to make the Middle East region insecure”.

Amoli Larijani pointed to Iran’s support for Iraq in its fight against the terrorists, and said, “Iran will continue its strong moral and material support for Iraq and Iran’s record in supporting Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein clearly indicates this.”

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