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In Iran, headlines blame foreigners for ISIS advances

As the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham continues to make gains in Iraq, Iran’s right-wing media outlets are running constant updates on the situation and officials are blaming Western and Arab countries for supporting extremist groups.
A man displays Iraqi army body armour in front of an Iraqi army vehicle and other items of military kit, at the Kukjali Iraqi Army checkpoint, some 10km of east of the northern city of Mosul, on June 11, 2014, the day after Sunni militants iincluding fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) overran the city.  Half a million people were estimated to have fled Iraq's second largest city, as Islamist militants tightened their grip after overrunning it and a swathe of other territory, patro

Iranian officials have shown concern over the recent victories of insurgents in Northern Iraq. As the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), in coordination with former Baathists, take control over more territory in Nineveh province, Iranian officials have expressed their readiness to help Iraq combat terrorism. Right-wing media outlets and officials have placed the blame directly on Western and Arab countries for supporting ISIS and other extremist groups.

Deputy Commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said that terrorism in “various countries is the result of American and Western military interference.” He said that Iran’s forces, particularly the Revolutionary Guard, have acquired such capabilities that “There is no concern of a threat from arrogant powers.”

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