Monday, January 23, 2006

Iraq's Sadr says his militia will support Iran

Firebrand Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has assured Iran that his Shi'ite Muslim militiamen will support the Islamic Republic if it comes under attack, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.



Although the United States and Israel have said they prefer diplomacy as a means to solve a dispute over Iran's atomic programme, they have not ruled out military options.

Washington accuses Iran of seeking nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.

"If neighbouring Islamic countries, including Iran, should come under attack, then the Mehdi Army will support them," Sadr said on a visit to Tehran.

Sadr's Mehdi Army militia rose up against U.S. occupying forces in Iraq in 2004.

In Iran, Sadr has met Ali Larijani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, and Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki

Source : Reuters

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moqtada al-Sadr couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery, let alone any sort of serious compaign. His sort of help, Iran or anyone else could do without.

January 23, 2006 2:21 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

Well from being wanted 'dead or alive' for the murder of US soldiers to being a major key player in the new Iraqi government.

He has now become untouchable by US forces and walks around Sadr city in full view knowing that the Military have been told not to even try to arrest him for Jay walking.

He is welcomed by heads of state in almost all the countries of the middle east and holds the balance of power that can make or break the coalition that will make up the Iraqi parliament.

It seems he played his cards rather well.

I certainly wouldn't want to be anywhere near the 'brewery' he is having his 'piss up' in (his sense of justice is barbaric to say the least)But from where he sits the Invasion of Iraq has raised his profile to one of 'future' Iraqi dictator and has the potential to be more dangerous to the west than Saddam ever could have been

Sadr does not hide his contempt for the US and he knows that at this moment in time the US forces need him more than he needs them

January 23, 2006 2:44 am  
Anonymous somethingsphishy said...

G.W.B The " Uniter " !

January 23, 2006 12:24 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Phishy !

good to see you around again :-)

now take it easy or you will have one of your turns :-)

January 23, 2006 6:44 pm  
Blogger harrys zen said...

it´s terrible that those men like Sadr has so much influence in Iraq, so Iraq will never come to rest.

January 24, 2006 4:57 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

You could very well have said that it's predictable (and predicted) that those men like Sadr have so much influence in Iraq...

On thing's for sure, Iraq will not come to rest under occupation.

January 24, 2006 11:24 pm  

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