Iranian FM: US provided support to ISIS in Syria and is not serious in fighting terrorism

Tehran, SANA – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that the US is not serious in fighting the terrorist organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as (ISIL), to which it provided all forms of Support in Syria, indicating that “fighting terrorism and extremism requires international cooperation.”

“The US has not been serious in fighting ISIL, which roots in their double standards, the US supported ISIL back in Syria in different ways and now they cannot make a decision,” Zarif said in an interview with the Iranian TV aired on Sunday.

He highlighted the danger posed by this terrorist organization which threatened Iraq once and then it moved to Syria before it is back to Iraq again, warning that ISIS will soon pose a threat to the whole region.

“There has not been enough and comprehensive understanding of ISIL threat yet,” said Zarif, pointing out that “The Islamic Republic of Iran was aware of [ISIL’S] danger since the beginning of ISIL establishment, and Iran president’s initiative of WAVE (World Against Violence and Extremism), which was suggested to the last year UN General Assembly, proves the Islamic Republic’s logic regarding such issues.”

Rasha Raslan/ Haifa Said

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