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Khamenei rep blames Saudi Arabia, Qatar for Iraq insurgents

In a rare moment of directness, a representative of Iran’s supreme leader has directly named Saudi Arabia and Qatar as the cause of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s surge in Iraq.
An Iranian man holds a photo showing Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Iran's late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, while listening to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivering a speech on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the death of Islamic revolutionary leader Khomeini, at Khomeini's mausoleum in a suburb of Tehran on June 3, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE        (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The representative of Iran’s supreme leader to the Revolutionary Guard Corps blamed Saudi Arabia and Qatar's failed policies in Syria as the reason behind the surge of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq.

Ali Saeedi said, “Saudi Arabia tried very hard to ruin the situation in Syria, and Qatar also invested a lot in this situation.” He continued, “Today they feel that all of their conspiracies have failed in Syria. They have started a new front in Iraq.” Saeedi also blamed the policies of the United States and “other countries” for increasing terrorism in the region.

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