Iran's supreme leader has ordered attack on West, Turkey: Report
AFP PhotoWestern intelligence officials have claimed that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has allegedly given orders to launch attacks on Western countries, including Turkey, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
The order stemmed from fears that the Bashar al-Assad, a long-time Iranian ally, may fall, the report said.
Khamanei personally commissioned a report which concluded that warnings should be sent to the United States, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel and Turkey.
Further orders were given to the Iran's Revolutionary Guards to launch terrorist attacks in these countries, according to Telegraph.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has earlier dismissed claims that intelligence failures facilitated Aug. 20’s deadly bombing in Gaziantep while adding that foreign actors, especially Iran, that might have played a role in the attack are being investigated.
“Foreign sources may have had a role in the [Gaziantep] attack. I cannot say it’s totally impossible," Arınç said.