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Iran's Khamenei accuses Washington of creating disasters in Iraq
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21:54, September 14, 2007

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Friday condemned U.S. President George W. Bush and his administration over disasters in Iraq, saying the Americans should be tried for their "atrocities" in that war-torn country.

Khamenei made this vehement remarks to a large crowd of worshippers at the first Tehran Friday prayer sermon since Iran entered the Muslim holy month of Ramadan this year.

"I believe one day will come that the current U.S. president and his officials will face a trial in a international court for the disaster they made in Iraq," Khamenei told the worshippers.

He held Washington for being responsible for the Iraqi disasters and urged the Americans to answer why they still occupy Iraq.

The Iranian leader also blasted at Bush's invasion of Iraq as an implementation of his Middle East Plan to destabilize Tehran.

"The U.S failed to achieve their goals in the region and they failed to touch Iran... we are climbing the ladder of success and it means America was defeated to weak the Islamic Republic," said Khamenei, accompanied with shouts of "Death to America" from his listeners.

Khamenei attacked Bush with the fierce comments just one day after the U.S president once again accused Iran of undermining the Iraqi government.

Bush said Iran's continued nuclear program may lead to a " nuclear holocaust" in the Middle East, while accusing Tehran of supporting insurgents in Iraq to fight against the U.S.-led coalition forces and undermining the Iraqi government.

Since May this year, Iranian and U.S. top envoys to Baghdad have held two unprecedented meetings over the Iraq security issue, but they failed to reach any agreement.

Iran has denied all the U.S. allegations over Iraqi security and repeatedly blamed the U.S. for its occupation in Iraq, vowing to press ahead its nuclear plan.

For its part, the Bush administration has never ruled out the possibility to launch a military attack against Tehran's nuclear facilities.

A Western media recently reported that the U.S. had made a plan to destroy Iran's military capability in three days if Tehran doesn't comply, drawing great attentions from the international community.

As a response, Iran has repeatedly vowed to fight back any outside aggression.

Source: Xinhua



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