Iran plays active role in countering IS, US-led coalition is suspicious

Kamal Kharazi
Kamal Kharazi

A former Iranian diplomat says Tehran has an active role in the fight against IS terrorist group.

Former Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi, who now leads Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said the strategies of the Islamic Republic of Iran are determined by the Supreme Leader who has spurned an American appeal for help in the fight against IS on the grounds that American motives are suspicious.

According to Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Kharrazi said, “Supported by the US and the West, some Arab countries created IS. Their present claims that they seek to counter IS are suspicious and we cannot contribute to a coalition whose motives are suspicious.”

He went on to say, “Of course, the Islamic Republic of Iran plays an active role in the fight against IS and fulfills its responsibility in support of Iraq and Syria.”

 

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