Iran says to ‘interfere’ if ISIL 40 km from borders

May 27, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- The Iranian interior minister has said that Iran will “interfere” if the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) moves closer than 40 kilometers to Iranian borders.

Abdorreza Rahmani Fazli further said that the presence of foreign forces – led by the U.S. – in Iraq is a mistake, the Mehr news agency reported on Monday.

They have met failure today, unable to prevent ISIL from advancing, he said.

Rahmani Fazli said ISIL has been contained only in places where volunteer forces – commanded by Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani – have played a role.