TEHRAN, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- "The death of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi should end U.S. interventions in the Middle East," Iran's government Spokesman Ali Rabiee was quoted as saying by Press TV on Monday.
People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, after an operation by the U.S. military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group. President Donald Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after a U.S. military operation in Syria targeted the Islamic State group leader. (Photo: AP)
"Washington's policies are the main reason for the proliferation of terror outfits in the region," Rabiee said.
He also said that al-Baghdadi's death is the end of a symbol of "destructive terrorism," however, his death cannot be interpreted as an end to the ideology of extremism, like IS.
The U.S. President Donald Trump announced Sunday morning in a televised address at the White House that the IS leader al-Baghdadi was killed by the U.S. forces' raid on his compound in northern Syria.