پنجشنبه ۲۷ مهر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۱۸:۲۸
REGION: Iraqi Officials Disagree on Iran Policy: A View from Tehran
August 2, 2004 - Tehran-based Middle East politics scholar Ahmad Ahmadi tells Radio Farda’s broadcaster Fereydoun Zarnegar that Iraqi defense minister Hazem al-Shaalan was not speaking for the Iraqi government when he accused the Islamic government’s ‘attempts to infiltrate Iraqi institutions.’ “He may be a former officer under Saddam and is repeating the same accusations,” Ahmadi says. “It is natural for the Iraqi officials, who are faced with serious internal turmoil, to begin making guesses and accusations about the neighboring countries’ role,” he adds. Iran should support prime minister Allawi’s demand for peacekeeping forces from regional countries, he says, adding that Iran should not send any troops to Iraq, since the presence of Iranian forces may ignite Persian-Arab and Shiite-Sunni conflicts.