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Posted by on Nov 28, 2006 in At TMV | 23 comments

Iran and Iraq


Dealing with the devil is seldom best

Iran’s Ubermullah Khamenei told Iraqi President Talibani that the reason for the Sectarian violence in Iraq is the presence of U.S. troops and that before-mentioned violence would end at the moment the U.S. withdraws its troops.

The first step to solve the security issue in Iraq is the exit of the occupiers from this country and leaving the security issues to the people-based Iraqi government,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by state television.

“Americans will absolutely not succeed in Iraq and the continuation of Iraq’s occupation is not a mouthful that Americans can swallow,” Khamenei said Tuesday during a meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.

“The main reason for the current situation in Iraq is the US policies that are being carried out by some intermediaries,” the Iranian leader said.

He put the blame for Iraq’s insecurity on “some US agents in the region who are mediators of these policies”.
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“If the Iraqi government asks, Iran will not refrain from any action to establish stability and security in this country.”

“Americans will absolutely not succeed in Iraq and the continuation of Iraq’s occupation is not a mouthful that Americans can swallow,” Khamenei told him.

I would like to nominate this for ‘most idiotic quote of the month’.

It seems to me that Iraq’s leaders are turning more and more to Iran for ‘protection’, which effectively means that they want to please the Mullahs hoping that, once Iraq does what Iran wants, Iran will stop supporting terrorism in Iraq.

Ahh, the disgusting stench of blackmail…

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