The former British foreign secretary, William Hague, admitted that his country’s secret service (MI6) had used hardline terrorist groups such as ISIS in an attempt to topple the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.
A conservative politician, Mr. Hague acknowledged that over past three years , the western intelligence bodies sought to overthrow the Syrian regime by any means, including arming the most fanatic militants.
“ After ISIS overrun large Iraqi towns in early and mid-July, our relation with Iraqi rebels began to deteriorate but still we maintain our contacts with the moderate faction within ISIS,” Said the British perspicacious politician on Tuesday.
Referring to ISIS abominable war crimes especially those against the western citizens, William Hague added that his ministry could not continue its routine contacts with the so-called Islamic State due to increasing public aversion against the ISIS insurgents in Europe and United States.
“I firmly believe that the best strategy to cope with spelling sectarian and ethnic violence in the Middle-East is to target the al-Qaeda-affiliate rebels in Iraq , while in the same time fostering the moderate Islamic militias notably al-Nusra Front, in the neighboring Syria,” RT cited the former British minster as saying.