An Iranian newspaper is quoting the chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard accusing the U.S. of allowing the Islamic State group to seize the Iraqi city of Ramadi, the latest criticism to follow the fall of the city.

The report in Monday's edition of the daily newspaper Javan, which is seen as close to the Guard, comes after U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Iraqi forces of lacking the "will to fight" in an interview aired the day before.

The newspaper quoted Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Guard's elite Quds unit, as saying the U.S. didn't do a "damn thing" to stop the extremists' advance on Ramadi.

Soleimani also was quoted as asking: "Does it mean anything else than being an accomplice in the plot?"