Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the United States is the root cause of terrorism in the Middle East, warning of new US plots after the collapse of Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
The US created Daesh and Taliban in cooperation with extremists in the region, Larijani said in an interview with the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, TRT, on Friday.
The US intends to create concern among regional countries about their relations with Iran, he said. Now that Daesh has been eliminated, Washington seeks to new plots and claim that Tehran is a threat to the region
“This is while we have never attacked any country and it is the US that has constantly threatened countries,” the top Iranian parliamentarian pointed out.
Backed by popular groups and Iranian military advisors, armed forces in Iraq and Syria have managed to flush Daesh militants out of their last strongholds in both countries.
In a letter addressed to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday, Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), declared the collapse of Daesh in both Iraq and Syria.
Larijani further said the Islamic Republic’s presence in Syria and Iraq was at the request of their governments with the purpose of battling terrorism.
He added that after Daesh terrorists suffered a defeat in Syria, the US moved to create further chaos in the region. Larijani urged Iran and Turkey to remain vigilant so as not to be fall into the trap of new plots.
He further warned that the fleeing Daesh terrorists from Syria and Iraq may cause security concerns after infiltrating into other countries.
In reply to Soleimani’s letter, Ayatollah Khamenei said the victory over the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria is tantamount to the defeat of plots to sow division and wage a civil war in the Middle East.
However, the Ayatollah Khamenei warned that the enemy’s deceit should not be overlooked and said those who made huge investment to create the Daesh terrorist group would try to re-hatch their evil plots in another part of the region or in other forms.