Iran refutes allegation of support to Iraq militants

June 19th, 2008 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, June 19 (IANS) Iran Thursday slammed the US media for what it called “attempts to link Iran to the terrorist attacks in Iraq’, IRNA reported. “The US has given refuge to terrorist Mujahideen Khalq Organization (MKO) on one hand and its media are misleading the public opinion by linking Iran to the terrorist bombings in Iraq, on the other,” foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said.

He called the US media reports “desperate attempts to sow the seed of discord between Iran and Iraq” and to “justify its occupation of the country”.

Hosseini also condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Baghdad, and refuted allegation by US media that Iran had helped the terrorists carry out the attacks.

“The desperate efforts (by US media) are only to justify the continued presence of US forces in Iraq, but they fail to undermine the firm relations between Iranians and Iraqis,” Hosseini said.

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