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Rumsfeld warns Iran, Syria about helping militants in Iraq

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld accused Iran and Syria of allowing militants to cross their borders into Iraq to carry out. “Syria and Iran have not been helpful to the people of Iraq”, he told journalists during a visit to Baghdad. “Indeed they have been unhelpful. “They have allowed people to move from their countries to engage in terrorist attacks against the Iraqi people.” Asked if pressure should be put on Damascus and Tehran to cease their alleged activities, Rumsfeld replied, “That wouldn’t be a bad thing.” Asked if there was official Syrian and Iranian support for people crossing the borders, he said, “We know Iran has harboured Al-Qaeda, we know they had people moving across the border. They were certainly aware of that.” Full Story

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