Ayatollah Refuses to Co-Operate With the US Against ISIS

After all that Obama has done for Iran!

Iran’s top leader on Friday ruled out any formal co-operation with America against the Islamic State group, their common adversary in Iraq and Syria, insisting that the United States remains a prime enemy of Tehran, despite a landmark nuclear deal with word powers.

Trusting the U.S. would be “a big mistake,” said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, insisting that co-operation with America goes “against the independence” of Iran.

There has been no formal talk of a joint fight or even co-operation between Iran and the United States against the Islamic State group. Nevertheless, Khamenei’s remarks were somewhat ironic since the war against the Islamic State has put Americans and Iranians in close proximity.

In Iraq, Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards are on the ground, helping Shiite militiamen and Iraqi forces in their offensive on Fallujah, an IS stronghold west of Baghdad. A U.S.-led airstrikes campaign is also backing that battle.

But Khamenei said that despite the nuclear deal which went into effect this year, Iran has “many small and big enemies, but foremost among them are America,” Britain and Israel.

  • Scotch_Pine

    Iran has never had to actually co-operate with America on anything, they had plenty of “friends” in the WH who were playing up to Obama by painting the grand historical legacy he would leave behind by negotiating this “deal”, which was done in secret so the American people would have no opportunity to reject it, and so that
    Iran would not be seen as being officially on any kind of “friendly terms” with the U.S.

    • This was all predicted in 2008.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Kerry’s daughter is married to an Iranian with ties to the regime. Nobody has ever called him on this.

  • simus1

    ayatollah culture and iranians striving for modernity are uneasy partners.
    Not that there is anything wrong with that.
    Emperor Barry&Co have always made it fairly plain they are in favour of an iran ruled by ruthless theocrats anytime there was an opportunity to say or do otherwise. It does seem to mesh with their general overview that all muslim country governance must start afresh. That is, it must be “reset” to the most extremist muslim cults capable of ruling a “post colonial” country.