Akbar Velayati called on the United Nations to name those countries that support terrorist groups in the region.
According to Tasnim News Agency, Velayati in a meeting with the UN Special Representative for Iraq Nickolay Mladenov on Sunday said, “Given its responsibility, the UN ought to identify the countries that support terrorists (such as) ISIL in the region because without foreign backing, ISIL would be defeated by Iraqi forces.”
“Some Western countries in cooperation with certain regional states have given rise to terrorist groups,” the Iranian official stated.
He added that groups like the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were created, trained, financed and armed by countries that claim to be fighting terrorism.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Velayati voiced Iran’s readiness to cooperate internationally in the fight against ISIL.
The ISIL terrorists currently control swaths of territory across Syria and Iraq. They have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including mass executions and beheading of local residents as well as foreign nationals.