Iran's Khamenei: America's claim of fighting against ISIS is lie

Iran's Khamenei: America's claim of fighting against ISIS is lie

Washington's fight against the Islamic State militant group is "a lie", Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.

"You (the United States) and your agents are the source of instability in the Middle East...who created Islamic State? America ... America's claim of fighting against Islamic State is a lie," Khamenei said in a meeting with high-ranking Iranian officials, according to his official website.

"The American government is against an independent Iran ... They have problems with the existence of Islamic Republic of Iran...Most of our problems with them cannot be resolved," the Fars news agency cited him as saying.

"America is a terrorist country and backs terrorism ... therefore, we cannot normalize ties with such country," Khamenei added.

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