"Today, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) commits crimes in Iraq as a proxy for the US,” Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force, said speaking at a meeting with 2 military attaches of Pakistani in Tehran on Wednesday.
"We are now facing a common enemy,” he said, "who are being supported by the global arrogance.”
He nonetheless expressed happiness that Iran enjoys a well-prepared, dynamic and operational army that has enhanced its abilities in all areas.
Brigadier General Reza Ali Khan, one of the Pakistani officials, in turn said Islamabad has taken remarkable measures to counter the ISIL militancy.
The ISIL is a terrorist group that has taken swaths of Iraq and Syria in the past few months.
Iran has repeatedly denounced what the US calls a coalition against ISIL as fake and doomed to failure.