Gen. Soleimani Provides FM with Evidence of US-ISIL Collusion


Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani had provided the Foreign Ministry with documents showing that the US is in league with the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.

“When I was at the Foreign Ministry, I had a meeting with General Soleimani; he gave me documents and told me to slap them across the face of the West and the UN,” Amir Abdollahian said.

“He (General Soleimani) even asked me to tell Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif not to hold talks with the US about the region alongside the nuclear negotiations, but should the need arise, he can put the documents on the table and tell the Americans this is what you are up to,” he added.

The senior parliamentary advisor said that the documents provided by General Soleimani contained precise information on the geographical position, time and exact details (of US collusion with Daesh (the ISIL),” Amir Abdollahian said.

“When Mosul in Iraq was under the Daesh occupation, an American A330 landed at Mosul Airport, American generals got off the plane and military equipment was unloaded,” General Soleimani was quoted as saying by Amir Abdollahian. “At the airport’s VIP lounge, the American generals talked with Daesh leaders in Mosul for three hours and 23 minutes and then boarded the plane and returned.”

Amir Abdollahian asked, “What did they (Americans) bring for Daesh? The Weapons and equipment it needed and that they had already agreed on.”

“Elsewhere, three American helicopters landed and delivered military equipment to senior Daesh figures,” Amir Abdollahian quoted General Soleimani as saying.

According to the official, when Daesh commanders were arrested in recent months, Americans resorted to different security and military techniques or to the UN to have most of Daesh leaders evacuated under the pretexts that people were under siege and there was need for a ceasefire.

“Later, we found out that the Americans had taken some of those evacuated to northern Afghanistan, some to Libya and others to southern Yemen,” he said.

Local sources say US choppers have evacuated the ISIL commanders from Deir Ezzur to Hasakah province in Syria.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei recently issued a warning to the same effect about the US relocating ISIL to Afghanistan.

By transferring the ISIL from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan, the US seeks “to justify the continuation of its presence in the region and to create security for the Zionist regime”, the Supreme Leader said in late January.

The ISIL started offensives in Iraq and Syria in 2014, occupying territory in the two Arab countries and establishing a self-proclaimed “caliphate”. Soon, the Iraqi and Syrian armies — both receiving advisory military help from Iran — galvanized to retake the ISIL-held territory.