Iran has significantly escalated its involvement in Iraq, "raising the heat" by supplying more sophisticated weaponry that is used against U.S. targets and undermining progress made by the U.S. troop increase, Iraqi National Security Adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie said today.
Iraq's national security adviser said on Friday he strongly opposed any military attack on Iran and, in contrast to the Bush administration's policy, said the option should not even be considered.
US President George W. Bush on Friday expressed his determination to confront Iran's nuclear ambitions and warned that Tehran should not expect a more complacent attitude from his successor.
President Bush denied in an interview with Arab television that the U.S. is gearing up to attack Iran and said he remains committed to working diplomatically to resolve the standoff with Tehran over its nuclear program.
France and Germany signaled on Friday the European Union could punish Iran for pressing ahead with its nuclear program before the world's top powers agree on further sanctions at the United Nations.
Iran on Friday ruled out any negotiations with world powers over its right to sensitive nuclear activities, amid growing pressure from the United States and Europe for more sanctions against Tehran.
Iraq National Security Adviser Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie says Iran is meddling in Iraq's affairs and setting up a proxy war in his country. But Rubaie, in Washington, D.C., this week, is warning U.S. officials about the danger of attacking Iran directly.
Iran's president accused Israel on Friday of using the Holocaust as a pretext for "genocide" against Palestinians.
All Things Considered , October 5, 2007 · Iraq National Security Adviser Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie says Iran is meddling in Iraq's affairs and setting up a proxy war in his country.
In recent weeks, as Washington ratcheted up pressure to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, officials throughout Iran sprang to its defense. The sermon by Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati last month was typical. The corps "is not separate from the people," Mr. Jannati told the congregation. "Are you introducing the 70 million people living in this country as ...