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"America, Zionism, and the veteran expert of spreading divisions - the wicked government of Britain - have sharply increased their efforts of creating divisions between the Sunnis and Shi'ites."
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the "wicked" British government for creating the Islamic State, in his first speech since undergoing prostate surgery last month.
"America, Zionism, and especially the veteran expert of spreading divisions - the wicked government of Britain - have sharply increased their efforts of creating divisions between the Sunnis and Shi'ites," he said, according to his website, in a speech marking a Shi'ite Muslim religious holiday.
"They created al-Qaida and Da'esh in order to create divisions and to fight against the Islamic Republic, but today, they have turned on them (Islamic State)," Khamenei said.
"A careful and analytic look at the developments reveals that the US and its allies, in efforts that are falsely termed countering Daesh, seek to create division and enmity among the Muslims rather to destroy the root causes of that (terrorist) current," Khamenei said.
"Shi'ites and Sunnis must know that any action or remark, including insulting one another, leads to increased sensitivities and ignite flames. This will certainly benefit the common enemy of all Muslims."
originally posted by: Swills
It's no shocker Iran's Supreme Leader would say such things
"America, Zionism, and the veteran expert of spreading divisions - the wicked government of Britain..."