Bremer: Iran works to destabilize Iraq
The top US official in Iraq warned in an interview on Friday that Iran should halt what he termed as its "plots to destabilize" the country.
Paul Bremer, head of the Coalition Provisional Authority and effectively Iraq's civilian ruler, said that Tehran, which has been watching the American occupation of its neighbour with mounting concerns, "continues to meddle in various ways in Iraq's internal affairs".
In his interview with The Daily Telegraph newspaper, Bremer claimed that Iranian intelligence agents were working to destabilize the reconstruction process. According to him, their activities included "support for various people, some of whom have taken violent action against both Iraqis and against the coalition."
Asked whether Iranians were suspected of possible involvement in shooting and bomb attacks against US forces, he replied: "There's certainly some indication of that, yes." (Albawaba.com)
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