Head of the Iranian Parliament’s Research Center Kazzem Jalali lashed out at the western countries for supporting the Takfiri terrorists in the region, and said that after the recent defeats of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq, the West has become concerned about the return of the ISIL militants to the US and Europe.
“Continued heinous crimes committed by the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group have raised concerns for the Western countries,” Jalali, who is also a member of the parliament, said addressing a meeting on Thursday.
He noted that the ISIL has been created as a result of the wrong policies adopted by the US and certain Arab countries in the Middle East.
“The ISIL fights against Islam, and the recruitment of Western operatives for this terrorist group has also raised concerns for the West,” he said.
Jalali noted that the ISIL is based on an anti-Islamic ideology, and said, “The massacre of Muslims, including Shiites and Sunnis, by the ISIL is a clear example of the group’s anti-Islamic attitude.”
In relevant remarks on Wednesday, former Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi blasted the US for supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group, and said that Washington’s recent airstrikes on the ISIL positions in Iraq were no more than a political showoff.
“The recent moves by the US are theatrical,” Brigadier General Vahidi, who is now the head of the Iranian Armed Forces’ Strategic Studies Center, told reporters.
He said the ISIL was just a protégé of the US and Israel, stating that the terrorist group has staged operations only in those places favored by the Israeli regime.
“The US hues and cries about the formation of an anti-ISIL coalition is because they now see the terrorist group is getting out of their control,” Vahidi added.