The US has been relocating ISIS terrorists from the Middle East to Afghanistan to justify its military presence there, Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on January 30, according to the state-run media.
The US seeks “to justify the continuation of its presence in the region and to create security for the Zionist regime,” Khamenei said. “The same hands that created Daesh as a tool to oppress people in Syria and Iraq and carry out crimes against them are today seeking to transfer Daesh [ISIS] to Afghanistan after its defeats there.”
“To the US-backed terrorists, Shia and Sunni [Muslims] are no different, and civilians, including Shias and Sunnis, are their target,” Khamenei added saying that the US military presence is “the main source of insecurity in Afghanistan.”
ISIS uses the complicated situation in Afghanistan to expand its influence in the region.