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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Blair blames Iran for Soldiers deaths


British Prime Minister Tony Blair has repeated British suspicions of Iran's involvement in the deaths of eight British soldiers killed in Iraq this year, a claim that Iran has strongly denied. Blair was speaking at a joint press conference today in London with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. Earlier, Britain accused Iran of responsibility for the deaths of the eight British soldiers killed in Iraq this year. A senior British official said members of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps had been supplying explosives technology to a Shi'a group operating in southern Iraq. He also suggested Iran was cooperating with some Sunni groups in Iraq. Iran has denied all those charges. It insists it wants a stable Iraq, and has countered that Britain is the one fomenting instability in the country.
That is quite a serious charge. I think it is patently obvious that Iran has been supportive of Al-Sadr and his ilk. Supportive is one thing though, giving them bombs is something else.


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