US-handled ISIL to foment rift among Muslims

The commander of Iran’s Basij Force says the US government is using Takfiri militants in Iraq as a means to cause division in the Middle East region.

“The terrorist and anti-Islamic ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) group is the US’s instrument for sowing discord among Muslims in the region,” Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said on Sunday.

He said the United States and Israeli regime seek to use “fanatics and anti-Islamic groups” to “damage” the Islamic community.

Naqdi said the US resorts to “terrorist and anti-human operations by its mercenaries” anywhere it is defeated by nations’ willpower.

“The ongoing upheaval and events in Iraq are indicative of the failure of the US’s meddlesome policies in Iraq,” said Naqdi.

The ISIL terrorists have overrun most of one province and parts of three others north of Baghdad.

The terrorists also captured four cities as well as a border crossing with Syria during Friday and Saturday clashes in Anbar Province.

On Saturday, a military parade was held in Baghdad in solidarity with the Iraqi army, which is engaged in heavy fighting against the terrorist group, the ISIL. The parade was called by senior Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

Days ago, Iraq’s top Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called for the people to join the battle against the terrorists and defend the country. Iraqi media say more than two million people have so far voiced their readiness to join the fight.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has repeatedly blamed Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the security crisis and growing terrorism in his country, and denounced the Al Saud regime as a major supporter of global terrorism.

By Press TV

 

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