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03/25/08

US commander blames Iran fpr Green Zone attack

PRESS_TV -- Top US commander in Iraq claims he has evidence that Iran was behind the bombardment of the heavily-fortified Green Zone in Baghdad.

The Green Zone came under attack by a sustained barrage of rockets Easter Sunday, with local sources reporting that 15 civilians had been killed.

General David Petraeus, commander of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, alleged that the rockets 'were Iranian-provided, Iranian-made rockets' and added that Iran's actions were 'in complete violation of promises made by President Ahmadinejad and the other most senior Iranian leaders to their Iraqi counterparts.'

Baghdad's Green Zone is the seat of the Iraqi government and some foreign embassies including the US and Britain.

Iran has repeatedly dismissed such claims, saying that a secure Iraq is to the benefit of the Islamic Republic.

In response to a question by the BBC whether a Washington attack on Tehran would worsen the situation in Iraq, Petraeus said 'that's a question for somebody else, and it's a hypothetical that I never want to discuss.'

... Payvand News - 03/25/08 ... --



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