Iranian Embassy dismisses allegations of ex-U.S. Commander
Iran rejects ex-US cmdr. allegations
Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:14:03 GMT
The Iranian Embassy in Baghdad has dismissed allegations by the former commander of US forces in Iraq, General George Casey, about Tehran’s involvement in the 2006 bombing of two Shia shrines in the Iraqi city of Samarra.
“The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran [in Baghdad] sees remarks attributed to General George Casey about Iran’s involvement in the bombing of Al-Askari shrines as a blame game and an unfounded accusation against others in order to clear themselves of their improper acts…,” the Iran Embassy said in a statement on Sunday.
Addressing an audience in Paris on June 22, Casey accused Iran of being involved in the bombing of Al-Askari shrines in Samarra.
He also claimed that Iran is using terrorism as a means to achieve its goals in Iraq, accusing Tehran of killing thousands of people in the Arab country.
Iran and Iraq have taken major strides toward expansion of mutual relations since the overthrow of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.