Middle East Why Iran views Islamic State fight through a conspiracy lens

Iran’s top leadership blames the US, CIA, Israel, and America's Sunni allies such as Saudi Arabia for 'creating' the Islamic State as a tool to undermine Iran.

By , Staff writer

Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

The US and Iran may be following parallel tracks in their fight against jihadists of the so-called Islamic State, but decades of mutual hostility – and opposing aims in Syria – are shaping Iranian doubts and conspiracy theories about US motives.