Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Rumsfeld on Syria, Iran

Donald Rumsfeld recently had some words for Syria and Iran:

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned Iran and Syria about militants crossing their borders into Iraq on Monday after meeting with the chief US overseer and his military commanders on plans to shift security responsibilities to Iraqis in the face of intensified attacks.

"Syria and Iran have not been helpful to the people of Iraq", he told journalists during a visit to Baghdad. "Indeed they have been unhelpful. "We know Iran has harboured al-Qaeda, we know they had people moving across the border. They were certainly aware of that." "We know Syria has been a hospitable place for escaping Iraqis" following the US-led invasion of Iraq last year, he said after visiting the Iraqi police academy during a day-long visit to Baghdad.


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