Ali Larijani, a speaker of the Iranian Parliament, warned that the U.S. is trying to “revive” ISIS in Afghanistan and said that Washington has already moved many fighters of the terrorist group to the war torn country.
“Over the past year, the United States has moved a large number of Daesh [ISIS] terrorists to Afghanistan, which could once again create the same troubles in some parts of Asia that it created in Iraq and Syria,” Larijani said during a meeting with Chen Zu, the vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress on December 7, according to the Tasnim News Agency.
The senior Iranian official also praised the cooperation between Iran, China, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, and Afghanistan against the terrorism.
This was not the first time the U.S. is accused of supporting ISIS in Afghanistan. Last August, the Taliban said that U.S. warplanes attacked its forces in order to protect the remaining fighters of ISIS in the eastern Afghan provinces of Nangarhar and Kunar.
The Pentagon has repeatedly denied these reports claiming that it is not cooperating with ISIS in any war. However, the U.S. also denies that it has reached any kind of deals with ISIS in Manbij and Raqqa in Syria, which is an obvious lie.