Iranian top commander: ISIL created by US, UK, Zionists

Iranian Armed Forces' Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi.

Iranian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on Monday that the US, Britain and Israel have created and supported the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group to wage a war against the Muslim states.

“The phenomenon of the ISIL is a terroristic move that has been created against our neighbors in Iraq, Syria and other Muslim  countries by Zionism, Britain and the US …,” General Firouzabadi told reporters on Monday.

He noted that the arrogant powers are using the ISIL because of its extremely violent behavior to achieve their goals.

On Thursday, Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri warned of the threat of the ISIL terrorist group against the regional states, and said the group is serving the Zionist regime’s long-term interests.

Jahangiri made the remarks in a meeting with Ayatollah Eshaq Fayyaz in Baghdad on Wednesday.

Felicitating the victories of the Iraqi government, nation and army, he said that Iraq was faced with a huge plot that could harm that country’ entirety.

Jahangiri added that the threat was in fact against the entire Shiite population of the region, but thanks to the alertness of the sources of jurisprudence and scholars, the people rushed to the scene and eliminated the threat to a great extent.

The Iranian vice-president said that the threat of ISIL terrorist group would not be limited to Iraq as it was after occupation of the other regional countries as well as defaming the dear Islam throughout the world and serving the racist Zionists’ long-term interests.

“Iraq is fighting against the ISIL terrorists on behalf of the Islamic world, and even the entire world nations, and we hope the Iraqi and Syrian nations will manage to rid the world of the nuisance of the terrorists,” he added.

By Fars News Agency