A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has described Daesh as a product of US, Saudi, Israeli and Emirati intelligence agencies tasked with toppling regional governments.
“Intelligence services of the US, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and certain other countries, naming which is not in our interest for now, created Daesh to overthrow the Syrian administration,” General Hossein Salami said.
“We have information that in 2013 and 2014, hundreds of American cargo flights transported ammunition for Takfiri groups in neighboring countries,” the IRGC’s second-in-command said during a live TV program Saturday night.
Salami also said the conflicts in Lebanon, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen “are the result of the Saudi regime’s evil and criminal nature, which wants to buy credibility for itself with petrodollars.”
The Saudis were the link between Americans and the Takfiri groups, he said, adding they spared no efforts to topple the Syrian government and split up Iraq.
“The threat of Daesh was very serious and if the domino effect of the fall of cities had continued, a big disaster would have threatened the Muslim world and even other countries,” Salami said.
“However, Iranian forces recognized the aptness of time and place and countered Daesh at the very beginning,” he added.
Iran rushed its military advisers to Syria and then to Iraq as Daesh approached the gates of Baghdad, helping push back the Takfiri terrorists on various fronts which ultimately turned the tide in the conflict.
In a letter addressed to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei earlier this week, Quds Force chief General Qassem Soleimani declared the collapse of Daesh in both Syria and Iraq.