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Senior Iraqi Politician: US Should Account for Sending Aids/Arms to ISIL


Political Advisor to the Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Mohsen Hakim blasted the US for dispatching aids to the ISIL terrorist group, and said Washington should account for its deeds which have led to the reinvigoration of the terrorist group.
“Several people have testified and even there are footages and images which show that equipment, weapons and medicine were sent to the ISIL and the US statesmen should account for repeating the same mistake several times,” Hakim told FNA on Tuesday.

He said that even in the joint operations room in which the Iraqi and US officers are present, several satellite images were seen of the ISIL trafficking in certain areas in Iraq, which had been reported to the US army but they didn’t take action against those ISIL positions.

“The Americans attack some special targets and not all of them,” Hakim said.

In relevant remarks in December, UN Special Representative for Iraq Nickolay Mladenov in a meeting with Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran underlined that the ISIL terrorist group could be easily defeated in the short-run despite the allegations made to the opposite.

“Despite some claims, ISIL can be easily defeated militarily and be cleansed from people’s minds since it has no place among people and communities,” Mladenov said.

His remarks came after US President Barack Obama underlined in the first days of fight against the ISIL that the Washington-led anti-ISIL coalition can defeat the terrorist group soon but later changed his idea and said such a campaign may take years.

Also during the meeting, Rafsanjani underlined the failure of the so-called anti-ISIL coalition and the dire situation of the people in the Syrian city of Kobani, and said, “The public opinion cannot accept that a coalition of 40 European and Arab states’ armies has been unable to fight a small terrorist group in a city after two months.”

Also in November, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian lashed out at the western countries for supporting the Takfiri terrorists in Syria and Iraq, and said that US-led anti-ISIL coalition aimed to secure the West’s interests in the region.

“The Western countries, including the US, seek their own interests in the so-called campaign against ISIL terrorists,” Amir Abdollahian said.

He reiterated that Iran on different occasions warned the US and western countries about the ISIL threats and the growing presence of terrorists in the sensitive Middle East region.

“These terrorist groups will continue their operations unless the US and the West adopt a clear approach to fight terrorism,” Amir Abdollahian said.

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