Iran blames 'errors' of outsiders for rise of Islamic State

September 25, 2014 8:16 PM

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Iran blames 'errors' of outsiders for rise of Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran President Hassan Rouhani blamed the rise of the Islamic State group and other militants on "certain intelligence agencies", saying the solution to stopping them must come from the Middle East region itself and not the West.

"The extremists of the world have found each other and have put out the call, 'extremists of the world unite'. But are we united against the extremists?" Rouhani asked in a speech to the 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

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