Skip to comments.Iran cleric says Pakistan becoming 'terrorist sanctuary'
Posted on 03/02/2007 8:30:58 AM PST by The Blitherer
TEHRAN (AFP) - A top Iranian cleric accused Pakistan on Friday of becoming a "terrorist sanctuary," following an upsurge of violence on the two nations' border area that Tehran blames on plots by arch foe the United States and on Pakistan's inability to control its border.
"Though Pakistan is our neighbour, little by little it is losing its neighbourly manners. Pakistan has become a sanctuary of terrorists who kill people in Zahedan," hardline cleric Hojatoleslam Ahmad Khatami told Friday worshippers in Tehran.
Zahedan is the capital of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, which is home to a population of minority Baluch Sunni Muslims. It borders Pakistan to the south and Afghanistan to the north.
Thirteen Revolutionary Guards were killed last month when militants set off a car bomb in Zahedan, and security forces also clashed with militants in the city when a percussion bomb exploded.
And on Tuesday, four policemen were killed, one abducted and another wounded in Sistan-Baluchestan by rebels who then allegedly fled towards Pakistan.
"Pakistan should be careful not to fall into the US trap, since it will be the loser, undoubtedly," Khatami added in a sermon broadcast live on state radio.
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Pot, meet kettle.
Something about pots and kettles comes to mind.
Southeastern Iran is becoming a quagmire!
I think every single person who read that intro had the same thing come to mind!
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All together now: SAY WHAT??? You can't make this stuff up.
In other news, the Crips are quoted as saying that the Bloods are involved in 'gang activity'...
Iran is Shia, but I don't know about Pakistan.
Radical Sunni .. Other than Iraq, Iran and Syria mostly everyone else is Sunni ..
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