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Iran Denies Arming The Taliban – Case Closed

From their brothers in arms at Reuters:

Iran dismisses charges it is arming Taliban

Thu Jun 21

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran on Thursday rejected U.S. accusations it is arming the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying an attack on its consulate there showed the hostility of the Sunni militant group towards Shi’ite Iran.

U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns on June 9 accused Tehran of supporting the Taliban and fuelling [sic] insurrection around the Middle East.

These accusations are baseless and illogical,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mahdi Safari was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

“Iran’s role in reconstructing Afghanistan has always been confirmed by friends and enemies alike,” he said.

Safari noted an attack earlier this month on an Iranian consulate in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar and said this showed the Taliban’s enmity towards the Islamic Republic, IRNA said…

Well, okay then. We have to believe them.

It’s not like Iran has ever lied to us before.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, June 21st, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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