Sunday, July 11, 2004

Iran Not On List Of Countries Meddling In Iraq’s Affairs

Description of Selected News: "Iran Not On List Of Countries Meddling In Iraq’s Affairs: SCIRI Official

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) -- Iran is not mentioned in documents Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari intends to release which accuse certain neighboring countries of meddling in Iraq’s internal affairs, Seyyed Mohsen Hakim, an official of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), said here on July 4.

Commenting on Zebari’s recent remarks about the documents, Hakim, who is the political advisor of SCIRI leader Seyyed Abdul-Aziz Hakim, stated that as far as SCIRI is concerned, far from interfering in the insurgency in Iraq, Iran has fully backed the country and the oppressed Iraqi people.

He went on to say that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been the main supporter of Iraq and the Iraqi people while every other country, including the United States and Britain, have barely raised an eyebrow over the relentless carnage of oppressed Iraqi people and approve of it implicitly.

The countries accused of meddling in Iraq’s internal affairs will be named in a few days, Hakim said.

He also called on all Iranian citizens victimized by the deposed dictator, including the families of martyrs, disabled war veterans, and ex-prisoners of war, who wish to participate in Saddam Hussein's trial to go through the appropriate legal channels in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Hakim went on to say that Iraqi officials responsible for Saddam's trial have called for all victims, both Iraqis and non-Iraqis, to take the opportunity to file their complaints with the court.

He said that Iran's complaints against Saddam were not mentioned during the ex-dictator’s first court appearance because they had not been filed with the court at the time.

In conclusion, he invited Iran to submit its documents to the court and file its complaints."


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