IRGC: ISIL created to target Iran

IRGC: ISIL created to target Iran

ISIL was created to weaken Iran, the Commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Qassem Soleimani, said during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the killing of Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani in Syria.

“Daesh and Takfiri terrorist groups were not created for war with Syria, they were established to target the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Press-TV cited Soleimani as saying.

He stressed that Iran’s advisory forces in Syria are not only defending the Arab country, but also Iran and the whole Muslim world.

Soleimani noted that if it were not for Iran’s help and Syria’s resistance, the whole region would have been plagued with the Takfiri scourge.