Foreign Minister: Iraq to turn desert into cemetery for American, British soldiers
Iraq will turn its deserts and borders into a cemetery for US and British troops if they invade, Foreign Minister Naji Sabri warned in an interview published Tuesday.
"We will fight with all our means and we will transform the desert and the borders of Iraq into a cemetery for the invaders," Sabri told Asharq al-Awsat.
He said that during the 1920s Iraqis had "beaten the British army using basic weapons, sticks, knives and swords.
"They killed more than 50,000 and their cemeteries spread around Baghdad and other Iraqi towns bear witness to this.
"This time the cemeteries will be in the desert because they will not be able to reach the cities of Iraq thanks to our courageous people," Sabri said.
Baghdad was "preparing to fight an attack as if it could happen within the hour," he added.
The foreign minister also said Arab countries could avert war.
"If Arab countries decide to prevent war, they can do it," he said.
"If these countries refrain from taking part in the war or offering facilities to the aggressor, Washington will not be able to reach Iraq and will achieve none" of its goals. (Albawaba.com)