Wednesday, February 27, 2013

PressTV - Backers of Syria militants endanger Iraq: Iraqi minister

PressTV - Backers of Syria militants endanger Iraq: Iraqi minister:
Iraq says Turkish and Qatari support for the militants fighting against the Syrian government is a declaration of war against Baghdad.

“Presenting money and weapons to al Qaeda (in Syria) by Qatar and Turkey is a declaration of armed action against Iraq,” Iraqi Transportation Minister Hadi al-Amiri said in an interview with Reuters published on Wednesday.

“These weapons will reach Iraqi chests for sure,” Amiri added.

The Iraqi minister said Turkey and Qatar have foiled the efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria peacefully.

Amiri further accused Ankara and Doha of arming the al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in Syria, including al-Nusra Front which has links to al Qaeda in Iraq as well.

The shadowy al-Qaeda group in Iraq has been blamed for a number of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country since the US-led invasion in March 2003...