Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused the U.S. of destabilizing the Middle East by providing support to extremist groups active in the region.
In one of his latest tweets on Monday, the Supreme leader claimed that the “U.S. president accuses Iran of terrorism, while terrorism in this region has American roots.”
In a separate tweet, he wrote “that (the) U.S arms a terrorist group is what causes instability” before asking “Who created ISIS? The U.S.!”
President Donald Trump is fond of using tweeter to share his opinions but he is yet to reply to Khamenei’s tweets.
A terrorist attack claimed by ISIS on Iran last week killed at least 17 people.
Trump commented that one reaps what it sows. “States that sponsor terrorism rick falling victim to the evil they promote” Trump twitted in reference to Washington’s long standing accusation that Iran supports terrorist groups.
Khamenei said the U.S. and its allies’ engagement in the Middle East to fight terrorism is a “lie” and referred to them as “the source of instability in the Middle East.” He stressed that relations between the American and Iranian governments would continue to be at a standstill because “most of our problems with them cannot be resolved.”
Among the problems affecting the normalization of ties that have broken since the 1979 Islamic Revolution is the American government being “against an independent Iran” and “the existence of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
In another development, the Iranian Intelligence Minister has assured members of the parliament that there is no longer a single active terrorist cell in the country. The assurances came a week after Iran suffered its first deadly terrorist attack in many years.