Days after Trump issued a characteristically undiplomatic statement on last week’s s terrorist attack in Iran by ISIS which killed 17 people and which the US president accused Tehran of basically provoking by stating that “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote”, which prompted Iran to slam the “repugnant WH statement… as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients…. Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship”, on Sunday senior Iranian officials responded by accusing the US of supporting the Islamic State and effectively forming an alliance with it, claiming that Tehran possesses documents to prove the allegations.
Tbe deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mostafa Izadi, said that Iran is “facing a proxy warfare in the region as a new trick by the arrogant powers against the Islamic Republic,” according to Fars News Agency.
“As the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei) said, we possess documents and information showing the direct supports by the US imperialism for this highly disgusting stream (the ISIL) in the region which has destroyed the Islamic countries and created a wave of massacres and clashes,” he added.
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mostafa Izadi
So far, however, Iran has yet to present any evidence.
Izadi’s statement echoed remarks made by Iran’s Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani on Friday, who condemned the Wednesday terrorist attacks in Tehran, and said that Washington is behind most of the terrorist acts in the world.
“The United States has aligned itself with the ISIL in the region,” Larijani said on Friday, addressing a funeral ceremony held for the victims of ISIL’s Wednesday terrorist attacks on the Iranian parliament and the holy shrine of late Imam Khomeini in Tehran. Larijani’s was addressing a funeral ceremony of the victims of Wednesday terrorist attacks in Tehran. Larjani added that “The terrorist attacks indicated that the terrorist groups had failed to achieve their main goal and targeted the parliament and Imam Khomeini Mausoleum, finally resorted to martyring the innocent people and the staff at the parliament.”
Thousands of Iranians had gathered to commemorate the dead, shouting “Death to Saudi Arabia” and “Death to America.”
Also on Friday Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – whose clerical protege recently lost the Iranian presidential elections – said the attacks would only increase Tehran’s hatred against the US and its “stooges,” including Saudi Arabia. He is not wrong.