Friday, April 25, 2003

Iran warns US over border "red line", alarmed over opposition deal
'Kharazi also voiced concern over a reported deal between Washington and the Iraq-based People's Mujahedeen guerrillas -- officially considered a "terrorist organisation" by the United States, the European Union and Iran. "If this news that they can stay there and keep their arms is correct, this will expose the Amercian's plans for the region and it would be contrary to international law. The United States should be responsible for this," Kharazi said at a joint press conference with his French coupterpart Dominique de Villepin... Washington may be looking to recast the mujahedeen -- which is believed to have thousands of soldiers in Iraq -- as "freedom fighters". The movement was given sanctuary by Saddam Hussein in 1986 after being driven out of Iran in the wake of the 1979 Islamic revolution.'

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