Monday, May 5, 2008

Iraq update

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Monday dismissed any prospect of new talks with the
United States on Iraq, accusing U.S.-led forces on Monday of a "massacre" of the
Iraqi people.
The two foes last year held three rounds of ground-breaking
discussions in Baghdad, easing a diplomatic freeze of almost three decades, but
Iraqi officials have expressed frustration that a fourth round has failed to get
off the ground.
Iraq says it does not want its soil to become a battleground
for a proxy war between the United States and Iran, which are also at
loggerheads over Iran's disputed nuclear program.

If I may interrupt, if the war in Iraq was a proxy war, that would mean that Iran, not Iraq, is a threat to America, right? Kind of like it was five years ago?"

Right now, what we observe in Iraq is a massacre of the Iraqi nation by the occupying forces," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told a news conference.
"Concerning this situation, talks with America will have no results and will be meaningless."

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments are valued greatly. Please adhere to the decorum on the "First time here?" page. Comments that are in violation of any of the rules will be deleted without notice.

3/11 Update - No Moderation

*Non-anonymous commenting is preferred to avoid mix-ups. Anonymous comments are, at the behest of management, more likely to be deleted than non-anonymous comments.