Iran criticizes Iraq’s search of Syria-bound cargo plane

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Iran has criticized neighboring Iraq for forcing a Syria-bound Iranian cargo plane to land for inspection in Baghdad to ensure it was not carrying weapons.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Iraq should not be influenced by anti-Iranian Western countries, adding that the search of two Iranian planes over the past month had proved that no weapons were aboard Syria-bound Iranian flights.

Mehmanparast said the U.S. and its allies seek to divert global attention away from their own shipment of arms to Syrian rebels. He made the remarks during a press conference in Tehran Tuesday.

The Iraqi move appeared aimed at easing U.S. concerns that Iraq has become a route for shipments of Iranian military supplies that could help the regime of President Bashar Assad in its fight against rebels.

Associated press

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4 responses to “Iran criticizes Iraq’s search of Syria-bound cargo plane”

  1. lmao!!! Gotta love politics. Iran scolds Iraq wink wink.

  2. lmao!!! Gotta love politics. Iran scolds Iraq wink wink.

  3. An insult to our intelligence.

  4. An insult to our intelligence.

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