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In an interview with Press TV on Saturday, Rodney Shakespeare said Washington and its two allies created, armed and financed the Takfiri terrorist group against the Middle Eastern countries which oppose Israel’s expansionism.
“It is Zionist policy to divide Iraq…. It is Zionist policy to smash up any independent Middle East state which could provide an opposition to the expansion of Israel,” Shakespeare said, adding, “Israel wants to expand eventually into Iraq and down to the Nile. This splitting up the Middle East states is part of Zionist policy.”
Iraq has been fighting ISIL Takfiri terrorists since they took control of Mosul on June 10. The takeover was followed by the fall of the city of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad. The control of Tikrit was later retaken by the Iraqi army.
Soldiers of the Iraqi army have been engaged in heavy fighting with the militants on different fronts and have so far been able to push back militants in several areas.
ISIL terrorists have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their advances in Iraq. The ISIL has vowed to continue its raid towards the capital, Baghdad.