Saturday, December 8, 2007

Iraqi Sheiks Ask For Iranian Embassy To Be Shut Down

This from MEMRI:

Over 200 sheikhs of Iraqi tribes issued, on December 6, a communiqué condemning "the terrorist presence of the Iranian regime and of its collaborators in Iraq" and calling for Iran's embassy and consulates in Iraq to be shut down.

Conversely, the leaders expressed support for the presence of the Iranian opposition organization Mojahideen-e-Khalq in Iraq, "as punishment for the Iranian regime that is exporting terrorism and radicalism to Iraq."

The leaders also expressed support for a petition signed by over 300,000 Shi'ites in southern Iraq condemning Iranian intervention in Iraq and accusing the Iranian government of "fanning the flames of inter-ethnic violence that has caused the death of tens of thousands of Iraqis... and the uprooting of four million people."

An article on the petition referred to above can be found here. The Iranian Ambassador has been identified as a senior member of Iran's Oods Force by General Petraeus.

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