Friday, August 13, 2004

Iraq deployment makes Australia a terrorist target: Iran. 12/08/2004. ABC News Online

Iraq deployment makes Australia a terrorist target: Iran. 12/08/2004. ABC News Online: "Iraq deployment makes Australia a terrorist target: Iran
Iran says Australia is a terrorist target because it is part of the occupying force in Iraq.

The secretary of Iran's National Security Council, Hassan Rowhani, says Australia is less popular in the Middle East because of its involvement in the United States-led coalition.

"All the groups that now are involved in terrorist acts in Iraq seem to take all the groups that are participating in helping with the occupying forces as the targets of their attacks," he said.

Dr Rowhani had talks in Canberra today with Prime Minister John Howard and the Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

He says Iran sees Australia as a friend, but public opinion in the Middle East has turned against any country involved in the occupation of Iraq.

He says Australia should note that Spain increased its standing by withdrawing its troops from Iraq."

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