Senior MP terms anti-ISIL coalition United States’ new political game in Middle East

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker lashed out at the western countries for supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and said the so-called anti-ISIL coalition is a political showoff.

“The anti-ISIL coalition is a new political game by the US to achieve its illegitimate goals in the region,” Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Sunday.

He noted that the new scenario written by the US against ISIL can never influence the real fight underway against the terrorist group and its eventual defeat, and stressed, “The Iraqi people, government and army will control the ISIL.”

On Saturday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani questioned the goals pursued by the US-led anti-ISIL coalition, and said Washington seeks to violate the regional countries’ sovereignty.

“The US attempts to create an anti-terrorism coalition in collaboration with certain states which are themselves the main sponsors and suppliers of the terrorists are suspicious and lack transparency,” Shamkhani said, addressing a gathering of Iranian clerics in the Central city of Qom.

“The US seeks to continue its unilateralism and violate the countries’ sovereignty under the pretext of fighting terrorism,” he added.

Shamkhani underlined that Washington is also attempting to distract the world attention from the pivotal role that the US and its allies have played in the establishment, equipment and development of the terrorist groups under the pretext of overthrowing the legal government in Syria.

He said the United States’ move to form an anti-ISIL coalition is more like a Hollywood scenario to portray the US as a savior of the region.

By Fars News Agency


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