Saturday, October 22, 2011

Clinton implicitly warns Iran not to interfere in Iraq

Clinton said the US will stand with its allies
© AFP/Pool Kevin Lamarque
AFP

DUSHANBE (AFP) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton implicitly warned Iran on Saturday not to interfere in neighboring Iraq after President Barack Obama announced all US troops will leave Iraq by year end.

"As we open this new chapter in a relationship with a sovereign Iraq, to the Iraqis we say: 'America is with you as you take your next steps in your journey to secure your democracy," Clinton said on a visit to the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan.

"And to countries in the region, especially Iraq's neighbors, we want to emphasize that America will stand with our allies and friends, including Iraq, in defense of our common security and interests," she said.

"We will have a robust continuing presence throughout the region, which is proof of our ongoing commitment to Iraq and to the future of that region, which holds such promise and should be free from outside interference to continue on a pathway to democracy," Clinton added.

Obama said on Friday all American troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year, ending a long war which cleaved deep political divides and estranged the United States from its allies.

Obama's predecessor George W. Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq in 2003, arguing that its then leader Saddam Hussein was endangering the world with weapons of mass destruction programs. After Saddam was toppled, such arms were never found.

© AFP -- Published at Activist Post with license


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5 comments:

Paul Panza said...

No promise from USA to clean up all the nuclear material and radiation we left behind along with the 1000% increase in infant mortality due to the depleted and non-depleted uranium weaponry that was used in the name of the WMDs argument. With over 1.5 million dead from the weapons of individual destruction vs weapons of mass destruction one would think future arguments based on WMDS needs to be readjusted by Clinton and her Reptilian buddies. They need to hone those double speak skills or it will be harder to accept those Orwellian promises of future aid.

Anonymous said...

I hear they wanted to carve Hillary's image on Mt Rushmore but they couldn't find two faces. Mick. England.

Robert T said...

Let's get some history correct here! It was the US govt that used Iraq as a proxy to try to invade and regime change Iran's govt back in the 1980's! That witch/Hillary Clinton makes me sick to my stomach! Along with all the other neocon ass hates that think they are sooooo tough!

AbuZaynab said...

gabbage talk....disgusting double speeking bunch represented by a vampire clinton

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