Iranian President Rouhani sat down with Fox News’ Chris Wallace this week during the United States General Assembly meeting in New York City, bizarrely claiming the Israeli government is aiding ISIS fighters across the Middle East.
“Those who fight for the freedom of their homes are not terrorists. Those are terrorists who render aid to ISIS. Israel is the country that takes care of the injured ISIS fighters, they make weapons available to them,” said Rouhani.
“Israel supports ISIS?” asked a surprised Chris Wallace.
“Certainly, undoubtedly. Do you have any doubts? Would you like to see the proof? You should visit Israeli hospitals and see the injured ISIS war fighters… You should see the weapons captured, see that they’re Israeli made,” claimed the Iranian President.
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Iranian officials threatened the United States with “all out war” last week after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Tehran of launching a series of drone strikes that incapacitated 50% of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was speaking with CNN when he warned the Trump administration that any military strike would result in a prolonged conflict with the Islamic Republic.
“We won’t blink to defend our territory,” Zarif said, adding his military will fight “to the last American soldier”
“I make a very serious statement about defending our country. I am making a very serious statement that we don’t want to engage in a military confrontation,” he added.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed Wednesday that the recent drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil-industry likely originated in Iran, not Yemen as previously believed by intelligence officials.
“U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday doubled down on accusations Iran is responsible for the weekend bombing on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, telling reporters that the strike was ‘an act of war,’” reports Fox News.
“I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” posted the President on social media.