Iranian regime regards anti-ISIS(ISIL) coalition as its arch enemy

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Straun Stevenson

Brussels, European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) press release- In recent days, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior officials of the Iranian regime have explicitly declared the United States and the coalition rather than ISIS as their arch enemy, warning them not to take action against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

On October 13 Khamenei said: “The United States and its allies are attempting to sow sedition and enmity amongst Muslims while falsely calling it confronting ISIS. Anyone adherent to Islam and the rule of Quran, whether Shia or Sunni, should know that the US-Zionist policies are the genuine and principal enemy of Islam and Muslims.”

Speaking on the same day, the parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stated: “The way we see it, this coalition they have currently formed to fight ISIS looks more like a security show.” Next day he added: “The United States is playing with gunpowder in the region. It should take note that it cannot attack the Syrian government on the pretext of [fighting] ISIS.”

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