U.S. embassy in Beirut denies involvement in creation of ISIS

The Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria in an effort to create one caliphate.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   Aug. 7, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. embassy in Beirut took to social media Wednesday to deny claims that the United States created and condones the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Media reports in Lebanon have claimed that in former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's memoir Hard Choices, she "admitted in her book that the United States created the Islamic States and planned on acknowledging its presence."

Clinton's book has no reference of any kind to U.S. involvement in the creation of ISIS or plans to recognize it as a legitimate organization. The media reports said that the United States stalled their plans after the Egyptian revolution and the condemning of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The U.S. embassy quickly took to Twitter and Facebook to make it unequivocally clear that these allegations are false.

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