Monday, January 02, 2006

Britain has dropped its allegation.....

January 02, 2006
The Times: Bomb allegations withdrawn
By Michael Evans

Britain has dropped its allegation that Iran has been supplying extremist groups in southern Iraq with bombs.
After a thorough assessment of the latest intelligence, military and diplomatic officials have stopped pointing the finger at Tehran, merely saying that the new technology matched bomb-making expertise traditionally found in Syria and Lebanon.

The roadside explosive devices at the centre of the allegation have an infra-red triggering system and have killed ten British soldiers since the beginning of May.

It is ackowledged that the devices or the technology to construct them must have been smuggled to Iraq across the Iranian border into Maysan province in the south, but British officials no longer say that there is any intelligence linking the bombs to Tehran or even to elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.


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