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Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani

Judiciary Chief: Terrorist Groups Created, Supported by US

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani blasted Washington for creating and supporting the terrorist groups, including the ISIL to foment insecurity in the region.

“The terrorist groups like the ISIL are directly and indirectly created and supported by the US,” Amoli Larijani said, addressing high-ranking Judiciary officials in Tehran on Monday.

He also said that the bonds between the hegemonic powers and the reactionary governments which don’t know anything about democracy have created the extremist streams.

“The driving force behind the Takfiri and terrorist groups is the Wahhabi extremist streams which have been created and nurtured by the hegemonic powers,” Amoli Larijani said.

In relevant remarks last month, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad noted that terror groups, including Al-Qaeda and ISIL, have been able to find fertile soil in Iraq as a result of US interventionism, with Saudi oil money and their poisonous Wahhabi ideology nurturing the groups and helping them grow.

“Actually,” the president retorted, “according to what some American officials, including Hillary Clinton, have said, Al-Qaeda was created by the Americans with the help of Saudi Wahhabi money and ideology. Of course, many other [US] officials said the same…ISIL and al-Nusra are offshoots of Al-Qaeda. Regarding ISIL, it started in Iraq; it was established in Iraq in 2006…and the leader of ISIL today – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – he was in American prisons, and he was put in New York in their prisons, and then he was released. So it wasn’t in Syria; it didn’t start in Syria. It started in Iraq, and it started before that in Afghanistan…And Tony Blair recently said that yes, the Iraq War helped to create ISIL. Their confession is the most important evidence regarding your question.”

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