US Using Terrorists to Achieve Mideast Goals

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani decried the US for lacking the will to combat terrorism, saying Washington is using terrorist groups to achieve its objectives in the Middle East. Addressing a provincial meeting in the city of Qom on Monday, Larijani said the so-called US-led coalition, involving 60 partners, have been ostensibly combating terrorism in Iraq for two years but have gained nothing, Tasnim News Agency reported. “It is not clear how long it would have taken for the US-led military coalition to liberate the Iraqi city of Fallujah (in June) without the Iraqi voluntary forces’ involvement and without Iran’s support,” he said. “Today, a broad international current is seeking to sustain terrorism in the region, while they are lying about their intention to counter terrorism.” Back in July, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei took a swipe at the global arrogant powers, spearheaded by the US, for provoking regional conflicts to make Israeli occupation of Palestine fade into oblivion. Ayatollah Khamenei denounced insincere claims about fighting terrorism, saying world powers are “supporting and fostering terrorism in practice.”