A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic will continue its support for the legal governments in Iraq and Syria.
According to Press TV, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic has already proven its support for Iraqi and Syrian governments, which are both confronting the Takfiri ISIL terrorists.
He noted “As you know, ISIL and other terrorist groups came into existence with the cooperation of the United States and its allies in the West, in the same way that they created al-Qaeda,”.
Velayati added that, having failed to overthrow the legal governments of Syria and Iraq, the US and its Western allies now intend to interfere in the internal affairs of these countries under the pretext of fighting the ISIL.
The official noted “Iraq and Syria oppose the US sending its planes into the countries’ legal spaces under the pretext of fighting the ISIL.”
US President Barack Obama said on Friday that Washington is assembling an international coalition to “snuff out” the ISIL terrorist group, adding that such extremist groups have “no place in the 21st century.”