Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the country's elite Quds Force to conduct new terror attacks on the West, Britain's Telegraph
Citing Western intelligence officials, the paper alleged the order was given following a recent emergency meeting of Iran's National Security Council held to discuss a report personally commissioned by Khamenei into the implications for the Islamic Republic of the potential downfall of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who Iran considers a crucial ally.
The report purportedly concluded that Iran's national interests were being threatened by a combination of UN sanctions imposed over Tehran's nuclear program and the West's ongoing support for the opposition in Syria.
It advised the Iranian regime to send a warning to "America, the Zionists, Britain, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others that they cannot act with impunity in Syria and elsewhere in the region."
In this respect, the Telegraph
claimed Khamenei issued a directive to Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani to intensify attacks against the West and its allies around the world.