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US most responsible for ISIL chaos in ME: Analyst

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United States policies are most responsible for the ISIL Takfiri terrorists and the violence unleashed in the Middle East, a political analyst tells Press TV.

Mohammad Marandi, a professor at the University of Tehran, in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday said, “The United States is responsible for the situation [in Iraq], it is also responsible for the rise of ISIL which the US and its allies have created – a fact admitted by the US Vice President.”

He further charges the Americans of “intentionally trying to use the least fire power possible”; just enough to keep the ISIL in check.

Marandi went on to say that, “US airstrikes in Iraq are very small in number. The Americans when they invaded Iraq carried out thousands of sorties per day and right now all of the bombing carried out in Iraq and Syria combined is nothing compared to what the United States did in the past.”

Professor Marandi believes that the devastation caused by the US occupation in Iraq over ten years has weakened Iraq’s ability to dismiss the ISIL on its own.

The remarks come as Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says efforts by the US and its allies against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists are not genuine and that Iran has no trust in the sincerity of governments claiming to be fighting the ISIL.

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