Iran has evidence that the US directly supports the terrorists of the “Islamic state”. Such a statement was made by the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army of the Republic Mostafa Izadi. According to him, Tehran has relevant documents and information.
“We have documents and information that testifies to the direct support of this disgusting steam (IS) in the region that has destroyed Islamic countries and caused a wave of bloody clashes,” Fars agency quoted him as saying.
In addition, Izadi said that the support that the US provides to the IS, is an instrument for conducting “indirect war in the region.” “This is a new trick that the arrogant powers use against the Islamic Republic (Iran – ed.),” the deputy chief of staff of the army said.
The statement that Washington is helping the IS in every possible way, was noted earlier by the speaker of the Iranian parliament Ali Larijani. He said that the United States had long ago exchanged its democracy for money, becoming “the main devil.”
“The situation in the United States has become such that democracy and human rights have been exchanged for money. America has sacrificed democracy,” Larijani said at the funeral ceremony for the victims of the double terrorist attack in Tehran on June 7.
According to the speaker, despite the declared fight against the “Islamic state”, the US itself is a “great IS”.
“We oppose the IS and its militants, but America is the largest IS in the world, it stands on the side of the IS in the region. We will raise the veil and reveal that the US Army and the CIA provide the main support for the IS,” Larijani added.
Such reaction of the Iranian speaker caused ambiguous statements of Donald Trump about the terrorist attacks in Tehran. The US president, noting that “Americans are mourning and praying for innocent victims”, at the same time hastened to partially shift the blame for what happened to the Iranian authorities. In his view, “states that support terrorism risk becoming victims of the evil they are promoting.”
Washington is convinced that Iran is one of the sponsors of the IS, in connection with which it keeps sanctions against it. In addition, the US Senate supported the further discussion of additional restrictions against the republic on June 7. 92 senators voted for the bill in an interim vote, against – only seven.
Washington’s actions on the day of terrorists’ attack were criticized by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
“The contradictory statement of the White House and the sanctions of the Senate at a time when the Iranians were confronted with terrorism with the support of the US satellite. The Iranian people reject such assurances of the US in friendship,” Zarif wrote on Twitter.
Collusion with terrorists
Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry accused the United States of collusion with terrorists. In particular, the commander of the Russian group of forces in Syria, Colonel-General Sergei Surovikin, said that the US military creates all kinds of obstacles to the government’s army in the fight against militants, and the latter cover up.
“Instead of destroying terrorists guilty of the deaths of hundreds and thousands of peaceful Syrian citizens, the coalition led by the United States, along with the Union of Democratic Forces under its control, collude with the leaders of the ISIS, who without a loss surrender the occupied settlements and go to those provinces, where Syrian government forces are active,” RIA Novosti quoted Surovikin.
Prevent the defeat
From the same position, Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoy, Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, also spoke out. He noted that the dubious actions of the United States hinder the fight against terrorists in Syria.
“So far we see that the actions of the coalition only prevent the government troops from smashing the ISIS groupings. We expect from our partners in the coalition that they will take measures to prevent such cases and will more specifically deal with the fight against the terrorist groups of ISIS in Syria,” he said.
At the same time Rudskoy stressed that there are no statements from the side of the Syrian army and the Russian military security services against the opposition parties. “Government forces, with the support of the Russian Air Force, do not conduct military operations against the Syrian opposition, but consistently achieve the main goal – to defeat ISIS, “Jabhat al-Nusra” and terrorist groups affiliated with them,” he said.