Thursday, January 11, 2007

US forces storm Iranian consulate

Iran? What does this bit of news mean in relation to troop increases = acceleration of war in Middle East.

US forces have stormed an Iranian consulate in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil and seized six members of staff.

The troops raided the building at about 0300 (0001GMT), taking away computers and papers, according to Kurdish media and senior local officials.

The US military would only confirm the detention of six people around Irbil.

Tehran said the attack violated all international conventions. It has summoned ambassadors from Switzerland, representing US interests, and Iraq.

A spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry described the raid as an attempt to sabotage Tehran's relations with Iraq. One Iranian MP said it showed America's cruelty and meanness.

The raid comes amid high Iran-US tension.


read more at BBC News Jan 11, 2007

1 comment:

Jeffrey Richardson said...

This is some scary stuff, eh? I sure hope the Democrats aren't stupid enough to let them send us to war with yet another nation, particularly one as powerful and dangerous as Iran.

President George W. Bush's statement in March 2006 after 3 yrs of war "a future President will have to resolve war in Iraq"


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