The US embassy in Beirut has taken to social media to deny claims that the United States created and condones the terrorist group of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Media reports in Lebanon have claimed that in former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s memoir Hard Choices, she “admitted in her book that the United States created the Islamic States and planned on acknowledging its presence.”
Clinton’s book has no reference of any kind to US involvement in the creation of ISIL or plans to recognize it as a legitimate organization.
The media reports said that the United States stalled their plans after the Egyptian revolution and the condemning of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The US embassy quickly took to Twitter and Facebook to make it unequivocally clear that these allegations are false.