Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Banging the Drum: Iran 'behind attacks on British'

Could this be a sign of a lead-up to war? It would be very convenient for the British to initiate the war with Iran, as we could then be seen as "helping an ally":

A senior British official, briefing correspondents in London, blamed Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

He said they provided the technology to a Shia group in southern Iraq. The Iranians had denied this, he added.

While UK officials have hinted at an Iranian link before, this is the first specific allegation to be made.

They may feel there is little to lose right now by making such accusations, given that diplomatic relations are already low following the breakdown of talks over Iran's nuclear programme, says the BBC website's world affairs correspondent, Paul Reynolds.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the technology had come from Hezbollah in Lebanon via Iran and produced an "explosively shaped projectile".

Posted by crimnos @ 12:32 PM

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good point.

Posted by Blogger james @ 3:47 PM #
 
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