The Iraqi interim-Prime Minister, Ayad Allawi, speaking on Iraqi TV today echoed comments made yesterday by Iraqs Defence Minister, about Iranian and Syrian meddling in Iraq. There are countries which host those who are involved in activities that are harmful to the people of Iraq, he said.
Allawi made the comments in response to a question by Al-Iraqiah satellite TV channel on Iranian and Syrian meddling in Iraq and the recent evidence that had been obtained in that regard.
Allawi said that he had written to Iraqs neighbours giving names and specific information that had been discovered and that he was now awaiting a response. We are waiting for a response from them (Iran and Syria), he said..
The Iraqi Defence Minister, Hazem Shaalan, announced yesterday that he had fresh information on Iranian and Syrian meddling in Iraq. I have important information regarding the interference into Iraq by these two countries, Hazem Shaalan said. Speaking on Al-Arabia satellite TV channel, Shaalan stated, The Iraqi people will soon see footage of the confessions of one of the perpetrators who has information about the meddling of these two countries in Iraq. .
Allawi, questioned about the footage, replied Certain countries host those who harm the Iraqi people
we will not tolerate harm done to the people of Iraq. .
Allawis words displayed a strong sense of frustration towards Iran and Syria. He said that his government would not turn a blind-eye to foreign meddling, forever.
posted on 01/01/2005 9:47:05 PM PST
Presidential polls in Iran slated for June 17, 2005
Saturday, January 01, 2005 - ©2004 IranMania.com
LONDON, Jan 1 (IranMania) - Iran's Guardian Council (GC) spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham said on Saturday that the GC has agreed with the coming presidential elections to be held on June 17, 2005.
Making the remarks in his weekly press briefing, he said the council has also agreed with simultaneous holding of parliamentary bi-elections on the same date, according to IRNA.
Referring to the recent demise of the representative of Ilam constituency in parliament, the spokesman said people in Ilam too will go to ballot boxes to select their new representative.
According to him, Tehran constituency will choose its 30th representative on June 17 as well. In answer to a question on confirming or rejecting the qualifications of certain probable nominees in the coming presidential elections, he noted that since nobody has yet registered for the elections, the issue is completely out of the point.
posted on 01/01/2005 9:48:56 PM PST
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