Leader: US moving Daesh to Afghanistan to justify regional presence

Tehran, Jan 30, IRNA – With moving Daesh to Afghanistan, the US is pursuing its goal of justifying its presence in the region and providing security for the Zionist regime of Israel, said Islamic Revolution's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday.

'The same hands that created Daesh and turned it into a tool of oppression and crime against the people of Syria and Iraq are now, after Daesh's defeat, trying to move Daesh to Afghanistan; recent massacres are actually the onset of the plan,' said Ayatollah Khamenei in his Fiqh class.

Reminding that there is no difference between Shias and Sunnis for the US-backed terrorists, he said, 'They target both Shia and Sunni civilians.'

He also said that the first priority in US policy is making the people of the region tied up with each other.

'The US wishes the region would never calm down, and the governments and the people of the region would be busy with each other, so that they never think about countering the arrogance's wicked agent in the region, i.e. the Zionist regime.'

He reiterated that the Americans themselves are the main source of insecurity in Afghanistan, and the slaughters that have taken place in the name of religion in the past 20 years were carried out directly or indirectly by the US agents.

'Now they are after justifying their presence through creating insecurity to reach their political and economic goals,' said Ayatollah Khamenei.

'May Allah damn the arrogance and its agents, the Zionist regime and the US that kill the Muslims,' he said.

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