jeudi, janvier 11, 2007

Actualité - US Attacks Iran Mission in Iraq

Baghdad, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) - US soldiers invaded the Iranian consulate in Erbil city, in the northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan, on Thursday, Qatar s Al Jazeera TV channel informed.

According to Al Jazeera, the soldiers detained several people, while other sources affirmed those arrested were five Iranian employees, but did not specify whether they are diplomatic or administrative workers.

Members of the US air and land forces carried out the attack, and the facility was later surrounded by Kurdish militants.

Iran s IRNA official agency explained the attackers disarmed the guards at the facility, entered about 05:00 local time, and confiscated computers and documents.

Teheran s embassy in Baghdad sent a setter to the Iraqi foreign ministry protesting the illegal action. Neither authorities of the autonomous Kurdish region nor the government of Nuri al Maliki officially notified the incident.

Media sources highlighted today this is the first US attack against Iran a few hours after US President George W. Bush linked that country, along with Syria, to terrorism in Iraqi territory.

(Prensa Latina News Agency)

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