Leading Kurd Blames Iran for Terror in Iraq

[New York Sun] Eli Lake - While Iran's connection to Sunni Islamist terrorism is hotly debated in Washington, it is not disputed in Iraqi Kurdistan which borders Iran. In an interview Tuesday, the director of the security ministry for Sulaimaniya province, Sarkawt Hassan Jalal, said he has no doubt Iran is helping send Sunni jihadists into his territory. He listed the five border towns on the Iranian side where he says they are based: Mariwan, Pejwan, Bokan, Sina, and Serdai. For General Jalal, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's original group, known as Tawhid and Jihad, was sent by the Iranians and al-Qaeda to attack the Kurds and Americans. "Iran is at the top of the terrorism in all the world. There will be peace in the world when you change the authorities in Iran," he concluded.

2007-04-25 01:00:00

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