Americans seeking adventurism in Middle East: Larijani

Iran’s Majlis speaker has slammed the United States for interfering in the Middle East, saying Americans and its Western allies seek to get mileage from the regional developments.

“The West is capitalizing on the situation in the [Middle East] region…Today, Americans are seeking adventurism in the region, and one can see their footprints in all regional developments,” Larijani said on Wednesday.

The Americans have been trying to form a coalition under the pretext of attacking the ISIL Takfiri militants and use this excuse to destroy Syria’s infrastructure, he said.

The US started conducting airstrikes on the ISIL terrorists only after US interests were threatened by the militants.

The ISIL terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, control large parts of Syria’s northern territory. ISIL sent its fighters into Iraq in June, quickly seizing vast expanses of land straddling the border between the two countries.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011 with ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently controlling parts of it, mostly in the east.

Larijani also referred to a security agreement recently inked between the United States and Afghanistan as another pretext for Washington to expand its military presence in the region.

He further advised regional countries to beware of the consequences of the US’s interfering policies in the Middle East.

On Tuesday, the new Afghan government and the United States inked a long-delayed security agreement for the presence of the US soldiers in the country beyond 2014.

The agreement grants immunity to US-led troops operating in the country. It also allows the US-led forces to carry out deadly night-time raids on Afghan homes, which has triggered widespread protests in Afghanistan.

The United States and its allies attacked Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains in the country, despite the presence of tens of thousands of foreign troops.

By Press TV

 

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