Rabat - Iran’s state-run News Agency (IRNA) ,based on a purported interview with former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, has described the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) taking over northern Iraq last June as part of a U.S. backed plot that "seeks to destabilize the region and protect Israel."

Tarik El Barakah is a journalist and Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat.