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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 12:39 PM
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Iraq supports Iran on nuclear development - Chicago Tribune
By Liz Sly
Tribune foreign correspondent
Published May 26, 2006, 6:43 PM CDT


BAGHDAD -- Iraq assured Iran on Friday that it supports Iran's right to develop nuclear energy and will not allow Iraqi territory to be used to threaten Iran, adopting a position at odds with America's view that Iran should abandon its nuclear program.

Speaking during a visit by the Iranian foreign minister to Iraq to congratulate the new Iraqi government formed a week ago, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said Iraq's new government "is a friendly government to Iran."

"Iraq definitely will not be a place to threaten Iran from," Zebari said at a news conference in Baghdad, with the Iranian foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, standing at his side.

Mottaki was the second foreign dignitary to call on Iraq's week-old government after Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair, who visited Monday. Mottaki's trip came as a reminder that although the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government remains beholden to the U.S.-led coalition for its existence, it also enjoys warm relations with its neighbor, Shiite Iran, and does not wish to become embroiled in the rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/newsroom/chi-060526iraq-sly,1,4123300.story?coll=chi-news-hed
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Terran1212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 12:44 PM
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1. We'd better stay there longer just incase we need to liberate them again
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 12:52 PM
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3. So if we attack Iran then we are attacking one Iraq's allies!
That will really help our cause in Iraq. So it's official, Bush has ruined the Middle East even worse than it already was. Thats some accomplishment!
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 12:46 PM
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2. If this wasn't just do damn sad and pitiful I'd laugh my ass off. But here
we are, thousands of lives and billions of dollars down the drain, and what happens. The 'new' Iraqi government, the Shi'ite theocracy that the douchebags in the White House and Pentagon said they would NEVER accept, publically announces that they support the next country in the cross hairs of the meglomaniacal thugs.

This is irony on a cosmic level.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 01:12 PM
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4. Gosh, I knew Bush was a uniter; but I wouldn't have thought
even God, himself, could have brought Iran and Iraq together.

Way to go, Idiot Boy!

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