Monday, March 20, 2006

IRAN PREPARING SECRET PROXY ARMY IN IRAQ

Thanks to lgf for the link to this story... The preparations for war continue for both sides...
The Telegraph reports that Iran has been holding secret meetings with Iraqi extremists, preparing to wage a proxy war against the West: Iran’s secret talks with Iraqi militants spark fears of proxy war. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

Iran held secret talks with Shia militant leaders from Iraq and Lebanon only days before the country’s nuclear negotiators threatened America with “harm and pain”, independent sources in Teheran have revealed.

The Iraqi firebrand cleric, Moqtadr al-Sadr and the chief of the armed Shia group Hizbollah in Lebanon, Hassan Nasrallah, held separate consultations with leading officials in Teheran.

Al-Sadr commands thousands of fighters in Iraq, with the power to destabilise further the country and target British and American troops, while Hizbollah’s missile-wielding fighters are stationed on Lebanon’s southern border with Israel. The revelation of their visits to Teheran has stoked fears that Iran’s Shia clerical rulers are drawing up plans to wage a co-ordinated proxy war, using foreign Shia militias, in the worsening dispute with the West over its nuclear ambitions.





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