Assad rejects Iraq accusations over bombings
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday described as "immoral" Iraq's claims that his country was responsible for attacks inside Iraqi territory and again asked Baghdad to produce evidence. "When Syria is accused of killing Iraqis, while it is housing around 1.2 million Iraqis ... this is considered an immoral accusation," Assad said during a news conference with visiting Cypriot peer Demetris Christofias in Damascus.
"When Syria is accused of supporting terrorism, while it has been fighting it for decades ... this is a political accusation that follows no political logic. And when it is accused of terrorism without proof, it is outside any legal logic."
Earlier this month, Baghdad demanded that Damascus hand over two alleged masterminds of bombings in the capital that killed almost 100 people.
Assad said Syria was still waiting for Iraq to send a delegation with documented evidence of the charges.
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