Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, thinks the United States, Israel and the “wicked” British government are behind the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) terrorist group, Al-Akhbar reports.
According to the report, Khamenei’s comments were made this week in his first speech since undergoing prostate surgery last month.
“America, Zionism, and especially the veteran expert of spreading divisions – the wicked government of Britain – have sharply increased their efforts of creating divisions between the Sunnis and Shias,” he said, according to his website, in a speech marking a Shiite Muslim religious holiday. “They created Al-Qaeda and Da’esh (the Arabic acronym for ISIS -ed.) in order to create divisions and use them to fight against the Islamic Republic, but today, they have turned on them (ISIS),” Khamenei charged.