Iraq's Spy Chief Accuses Iranian Embassy of Killing Agents

(AFP/Yahoo) Iraq's national intelligence chief Mohammed al-Shahwani has accused Iran's Baghdad embassy of masterminding an assassination campaign that has seen 18 intelligence agents killed since mid-September. Shahwani said a series of raids on three Iranian "safe houses" in Baghdad on September 29 had uncovered a treasure trove of documents linking Iran to plots to kill members of the intelligence service and using the former militia of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) as its tool. "A document (showed) that Iran allocated a budget to Badr Corps [the former paramilitary wing of SCIRI], totaling $45 million," he said.

2004-10-15 00:00:00

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