Saturday 22nd of June 2024

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US accuses Iran's envoy to Iraq

The top US military commander in Iraq, Gen David Petraeus, has accused Iran's ambassador of belonging to an elite unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

Gen Petraeus said Hassan Kazemi-Qomi was a member of the Quds Force, which the US believes backs foreign Islamic revolutionary movements.

Gen Petraeus said he had no doubt Iran was behind attacks that had led to the deaths of US soldiers.

US Accuses Iran's Envoy To Iraq

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Putin rejects Iran nuclear claims

Moscow has no information that Iran is trying to build a nuclear bomb, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

But he said Moscow shared the West's concerns that Tehran's nuclear programme had to be "transparent".

Mr Putin was speaking after talks in Moscow with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who said the two countries had made progress on the Iran issue.

Iran denies accusations that it is seeking to build a nuclear bomb, saying its programme is for civilian use.

"We do not have data that says Iran is trying to produce nuclear weapons. We do not have such objective data," Mr Putin said at a joint news conference with Mr Sarkozy.

"Therefore we proceed from a position that Iran has no such plans but we share the concern of our partners that all programmes should be as transparent as possible," the Russian leader added.