For immediate release | Friday, November 7, 2014

CEP Reacts to Reports President Obama Communicated With Iranian Supreme Leader

Below is a statement from Ambassador Mark Wallace, Chief Executive Office of the Counter Extremism Project:

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Dan Bank

“While basic sectarian distinctions suggest that Iran shares Western concerns regarding ISIS, Iran is not a partner. Iran has been the world’s leading sponsor of terror and has worked continuously and openly to undermine coalition efforts to stabilize Iraq, including supplying arms and munitions that have killed American troops.  Since the withdrawal of coalition forces, Iran has worked to stoke the sectarian divide and to destabilize Iraq.  Iran and its proxy Hezbollah have further worked to support the brutal Bashar Al-Assad regime and have sought to undermine moderate opposition forces.  Iran is not a partner, but in fact a core part of the problem.”