U.S. Blames Iran, Syria for Iraq Violence

[Reuters/ABC News] Paul Holmes - American Ambassador in Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad and General George Casey linked Iran and Syria with al-Qaeda on Tuesday as forces trying to tear Iraq apart and prevent the U.S. from establishing a stable democracy. Al-Qaeda and Iraq's "foreign rivals" were trying to tear the Iraqi people apart along sectarian lines, Khalilzad said, naming Iran and Syria as countries that "cynically support rival groups involved in the violence."

2006-10-31 01:00:00

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