Firouzabadi Cautions Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia against Supporting ISIL

Firouzabadi Cautions Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia against Supporting ISIL
Wed Jul 29, 2015 17:31:18

Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, chief of staff of Iranian armed forces, Warned Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia against backing the ISIL militants and emphasized that the ISIL terrorists will take action against their own supporters sooner or later, Al-Alam News Network reports.

The senior Iranian general said on Wednesday that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group seeks to conquer all Muslim countries and makes no exception for anybody.

He urged Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar not to count on alliance with ISIL, adding that "assisting and supporting these Takfiri terrorists will jeopardize their (own) security sooner or later."

Firouzabadi also criticized the Turkish government for making the "strategic mistake" of attacking Kurdish forces.

Launching an offensive against the Kurds, who have been fighting off the ISIL militants, would facilitate the Takfiri terrorists' access to the Turkish borders, he warned Ankara.

The "great neighboring country, Turkey," should be cautious about selecting its friends, because ISIL has even plans for Turkey, Firouzabadi added.

Turkey has recently staged a military campaign in Syria and Iraq in the wake of a terrorist bomb attack in its border town of Suruc that claimed 32 lives on July 20. Ankara blamed the ISIL terrorist group for the blast.

However, the Turkish airstrikes have mostly targeted positions held by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq.

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