Like a Fox in the Hen House
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday Iran would do whatever it could to help provide security to Iraq amid warnings the country was on the brink of civil war.
Ahmadinejad made his pledge to help Iraq at the start of a visit to Iran by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, whose trip was delayed because of a curfew imposed after Thursday’s bombing in a Shi’ite Muslim stronghold of Baghdad which killed 202 people. The curfew was lifted on Monday.
“The Iranian nation and government will definitely stand beside their brother, Iraq, and any help the government and nation of Iran can give to strengthen security in Iraq will be given,” Ahmadinejad said, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported.
“We have no limitation for cooperation in any field,
Political analysts said Iran may try to use the talks Talabani to show off its influence to Washington and bolster its position ahead of any dialogue with its old enemy. They also said Iran’s ability to stem the bloodshed in Iraq was limited.
U.S. officials say the violence is fueled by Iran’s backing for Shi’ite groups and its weapons exports. Iran denies the charge.
Right, Iran will help Iraq as they take over the country as the regional hegemon.
Flap doesn’t look for much Iranian HELP any time soon.
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