Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani has claimed that ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria were created to weaken Iran, without specifying by whom.
“Daesh (ISIS) and Takfiri terrorist groups were not created for war with Syria, they were established to target the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Soleimani said.
“The Syrian government, with the help of Iran, has been able to withstand pressure and besiegement for five years, so that the world could admit that these groups [fighting the government] are terrorists,” he added.
He also said that without Iranian support, Syria would have been overrun by terrorist groups.
“Today the Takfiris have been defeated… on all fronts,” the IRGC commander said, adding, “I believe that the Syrian people are invincible if they support their government,” he added.
He also stressed that “the EU is paying a heavy security price for supporting terrorist groups” in the Middle East.