"The US has Created ISIL" says Ayatollah Ali Khemenei
In an English language Twitter account Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khemenei tweeted:
US aim of making & backing DAESH is to sow discord in Islamic Ummah, defame true Islam & promote Wahabbi Islam which is far from true Islam.
He stated that the US aim of making and backing ISIS is to sow discord in Islamic Ummah, defame true Islam & promote Wahabbi Islam which is far from true Islam, in fact it is the religion of Saudi Arabia, some of the most ardent supporters of the Clintons. The statement is not the first time Khamenei has accused the U.S. and the West of creating the current conflict in Syria and Iraq.
Last December, Khamenei accused U.S. officials of sowing discord among Muslims by “creating terrorist groups like Daesh (the Arabic word for the ISIL) and other groups that have been created through the funding of the US affiliates and their political aids," according to Iran’s state-run media outlet, Fars News.
He suggested America, Zionism and “the wicked government of Britain” created Al Qaeda and Da'esh (ISIS) as way to contain Iran, but that instead these groups “have turned on them.”