Iran’s supreme leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei on Monday blamed the United States for instability in the Middle East and also said Washington’s fight against Islamic State Sunni extremist group was a lie, his official website reported.
‘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 in a meeting with high-ranking Iranian officials.
Iran and the United States cut diplomatic ties shortly after Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution and enmity to Washington has long been a rallying point for hardline supporters of Khamenei in Iran.
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