US Arms Middle East Terrorists to Fight Against Iran – Iranian Official

© AP Photo / Raqqa Media CenterIn June 2014, militants from the Islamic State held a military parade in their stronghold in northeastern Syria, displaying US-made Humvees, heavy machine guns, and missiles captured from the Iraqi army for the first time since taking over large parts of the Iraq-Syria border.
In June 2014, militants from the Islamic State held a military parade in their stronghold in northeastern Syria, displaying US-made Humvees, heavy machine guns, and missiles captured from the Iraqi army for the first time since taking over large parts of the Iraq-Syria border. - Sputnik International
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Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani accused the United States and other "big powers" of providing weapons to terrorists in the Middle East so that they would launch a campaign against the Islamic Republic.

One terrorist group in particular has an arsenal worth $30bln, Larijani said not naming the group but apparently speaking about Islamic State, which seized the armaments the US sent to Iraq during its June 2014 offensive.

The Sunni group known for its countless atrocities across the Middle East has efficiently used US-made weapons against the Iraqi army. Following the fall of Ramadi much has been said about militants carrying out suicide attacks on American Humvees and the advantage this type of vehicle gives to create massive damage.

"We should see where these weapons have come from; they have, surely, not fallen from the sky, rather, they have been provided by the big powers and the countries which have manufactured those weapons have urged the terrorists to aim them at Iran," the speaker noted.

Demonstrators chant pro-al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as they wave al-Qaida flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul. File photo - Sputnik International
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In May, a senior commander of Iran's Armed Forces accused the United States of creating the Islamic State as part of a strategic goal to redraw the map of the Middle East.

The Sunni group, notorious for its brutality, "is the product of the thoughts and acts of the US state-sponsored terrorism," said Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri, the deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, as quoted by the Fars news agency.

The Islamic Republic has long accused the United States of backing terrorists. Earlier in May, Iran's Supreme Leader called the United States a "supporter and plotter of terrorism."

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