The ISIL terrorists are the outcome of “complicated intelligence activities” by the West in Iraq and Syria and serve the interests of the Israeli regime, says an Iranian official.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks at a meeting with an Egyptian media delegation in the capital Tehran on Wednesday.
Amir-Abdollahian was quoted by ISNA as saying, “The ISIL group is the product of complicated intelligence activities by Western countries and is designed to sow discord” among Muslims.
“That is why the ISIL acts at the service of the Zionist regime’s goals,” he stated.
The deputy foreign minister said Iran was “skeptical” about the US-led fight against the ISIL terrorists.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The terrorist group has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.
The United States started conducting airstrikes on the ISIL only after US interests were threatened by the militants.