Iran’s supreme leader mocks Obama’s ISIL strategy, laughs at Kerry, US ‘pleading’ for help

Foreign papers began to report Monday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mocked President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other top U.S. officials who he claimed pleaded with Iran to join the collation against the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, ISIL and ISIS.

Adam Kredo wrote in the Washington Free Beacon:

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mocked President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) just days after being released from the hospital and claimed that Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as other top U.S. officials, pleaded with Iran to join the collation against the terror group, according to regional reports.
Khamenei, who recently underwent prostate surgery, said that he laughed at the Obama administration’s comments on ISIL from his hospital bed and has told the United States that Iran will not aid the United States in its fight, according to remarks published Monday in the state-run Fars News Agency.

Khamenei went on to claim that Kerry himself had asked the Iranians to team up with the United States against ISIL, a request that Tehran apparently rejected, according to the report. The rejection raises further questions about the level of coordination between the United States and Iran when it comes to ISIL, a terror group that both nations oppose.

“During the days I was at the hospital, I had fun listening to the remarks of the U.S. officials on fighting [ISIL],” Khamenei was shown as saying on Iranian television in public comments as he left the hospital following his surgery last week.

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