Iraqi VP: U.N. inspectors serve CIA and Mossad
Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan accused late Wednesday U.N. inspectors of being "spies" for the United States and Israel, and of staging the intrusion into a presidential palace on Tuesday as a provocation that could lead to war.
"Their work is to spy to serve the CIA and Mossad," Ramadan claimed to a visiting delegation of Egyptian professionals.
Ramadan claimed to his all-Arab audience that the inspectors went to the palace hoping to provoke the Iraqis into refusing them entrance — something he said would be interpreted as a "material breach" of the U.N. resolution that mandated the inspections, and a cause for war.
The resolution includes "several land mines," Ramadan said, "and the aim is that one of them will go off." (Albawaba.com)
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