Sunday, January 28, 2007

Iran Denounces New US Policy

Iran doesn’t seem to like this new US policy of fighting back: Iran denounces U.S. raids in Iraq. (Hat tip: Killian Bundy.)

Maybe they should complain to John F. Kerry.

TEHRAN, Iran - A top Iranian lawmaker denounced the United States on Saturday for allowing its troops to kill or capture Iranians in Iraq whom U.S. forces believe pose a threat.

“This is support for terrorism. It is against all recognized international treaties to order the death of nationals of another country in a foreign land,” Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head of Parliament’s Foreign Policy and National Security Committee, said on state television.

On Friday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said U.S. forces “are authorized to go after those who are trying to kill them.”

The more aggressive policy — evolving over a period of months — was described as the result of mounting evidence that Iran is supporting terrorists inside Iraq and is a major supplier of bombs and other weapons used to target U.S. forces.

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told journalists Saturday that “bullying and threatening” were part of the U.S. strategy in Iraq and said Iran was a “part of resolving Iraq’s problems, not a part of the problem itself.”


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