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Spain Expels 6 Iraqi Diplomats After Arms Cache Is Revealed

Spain has ordered six Iraqi diplomats to leave Madrid after the top diplomat reportedly told the Spanish authorities about a cache of illicit guns in the Iraqi Embassy. A spokesman at the Foreign Ministry said six diplomats and a member of the embassy’s technical staff were declared persona non grata on Sunday and told to leave the country by Thursday. No reason was given for the expulsion, since, under the Vienna Conventions governing diplomatic protocol, the host country does not have to justify such decisions. But reports in the Spanish press, which were not denied by the Foreign Ministry spokesman, said that 24 hours after the fall of Baghdad, the charg√© d’affaires, Muhammad Abdel Aziz Hussein, disclosed the arms cache. Full Story

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