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Keep out of Najaf, Iran warns US

Iranian clerics have warned the US that a military assault on two holy cities in Iraq would unleash the wrath of Shia Muslims. Their warning was echoed by President Mohammed Khatami, who said it would be “suicide” for the coalition to attack Najaf and Kerbala, still encircled by US forces. It would “mobilise emotions among the world’s Shia against the Americans”, he added in a statement reported by Tehran newspapers. “I do not think they will make such a mistake, because if they did they would be caught up in a storm.” Full Story

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