Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Iran Shelling Iraq?

This certainly doesn't seem like a good way to make friends. Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq's Foreign Minister, demanded Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stop shelling northern Iraq. Over 3000 Kuridsh villagers have been driven out of their home and their fields and orchards set on fire.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehor Mottaki claimed to Zebari that it was in response to across border raids by Pezak, an Iranian Kurdish group opposed to Tehran. The bombardment has continued sporadically for the past couple weeks and a Pezak spokesman stated that the shelling was nowhere near their area of activity. Senior Iraqi officials suspect Iran may be shelling in response to US insistence that Iran cease supplying militias.

I suppose it is the norm that the poor and innocent suffer in these types of struggles.

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