Iranian speaker: US attack on ISIL meant to shift world focus from Israeli crimes in Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani cautioned that the US bombing of ISIL centers in Iraq in recent days was aimed at diverting attention of the world public opinion from the Israeli crimes in Gaza, but said the US will fail in achieving its desired results from this operation and had better ask for Hollywood’s help.

“The reality is that the US administration is neither a supporter of the Shiites, Sunnis, Christian, Yazidis, Kurds or Arabs nor an advocate of human rights as it has a too dark record to be like this,” Larijani said, addressing the lawmakers at an open session of the parliament here in Tehran on Sunday.

“The US wants to wash off blood from its hands which have been stained in the inhumane catastrophes that it has caused in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran by sending a number of fighter jets to bring aids or target the terrorists, but it is just a dream which will never come true,” he added.

Larijani advised US President Barack Obama to find another way to divert attention of the public opinion from the crimes committed by the Zionists in Palestine, and said, “Maybe Hollywood can be of more aid to the US (administration).”

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said on Friday that the United States launched a second round of airstrikes against ISIL militants in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.

“The US military continued to attack ISIL targets near Erbil today conducting two additional airstrikes to help defend the city where US personnel are assisting the government of Iraq,” he said.

The air strikes are limited to defending American forces and supporting a humanitarian effort to provide food and water to thousands of starving Yazidi refugees who have fled the ISIL militants.

By Fars News Agency


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