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Iranian Leaders Blame ISIS Attacks on Israel and U.S.

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The Iranian flag. Iranian leaders are blaming the raids by the Jihadist group ISIS in Iraq on Israel and the U.S. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgIranian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi blamed Israel Wednesday for creating and supporting the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“ISIS is Israel’s cover up for distancing the revolutionary forces from Israeli borders and creating a margin of security for the Zionists, and the Zionist media have also admitted this fact,” he said according to the Iranian Fars News Agency.

Last week ISIS took control of Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, seizing the city’s central bank and $425 million worth of cash, while also taking control of U.S.-supplied military hardware given to the Iraqi military, which fled ahead of the jihadist invasion. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said this week that the U.S. will share limited information with Iraq over the crisis in Iraq.

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Meanwhile, the commander of Iran’s Basij force, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Reza Naqdi, blamed the recent ISIS on a U.S. plot.

“The scene they have created in Iraq is the result of the United States’ behind-the-scene attempts to sow discord and they are certainly the main mastermind of these events,” said Naqdi, Fars reported according to The Jerusalem Post.

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