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Iran: US 'created IS' and its war on the group 'is a lie' says Khamenei01:29

Iran: US 'created IS' and its war on the group 'is a lie' says Khamenei

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
June 13, 2017 at 10:54 GMT -00:00 · Published

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed the US for creating "instability in the Middle East," saying Washington's fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) was "a lie."

"You [the United States] and your agents are the source of instability in the Middle East ... who created Islamic State? America ... America's claim of fighting against Islamic State is a lie," Khamenei said during a meeting with high-ranking Iranian officials in Tehran on Tuesday.

He continued, "paying money to a group, providing them with weapons, creating military plans, supporting them, and treating their wounded in hospitals – that is destabilisation of the region."

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed the US for creating "instability in the Middle East," saying Washington's fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) was "a lie."

"You [the United States] and your agents are the source of instability in the Middle East ... who created Islamic State? America ... America's claim of fighting against Islamic State is a lie," Khamenei said during a meeting with high-ranking Iranian officials in Tehran on Tuesday.

He continued, "paying money to a group, providing them with weapons, creating military plans, supporting them, and treating their wounded in hospitals – that is destabilisation of the region."

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