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Dec 21, 2004
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Advisor to Iranian Foreign Minister: The U.S. and Israeli Mossad Might Assassinate Candidates before Iraqi Elections

#439 | 01:41
Source: IRIB/ Jaam-E-Jam2 TV (Iran)

The following are excerpts from an interview with Sabah Zangeneh, advisor to Iranian foreign minister:

Zangeneh: The region is facing a greater danger: The Greater Middle East plan. The US is trying to implement it with all its might. In fact, this plan might lead to the forging of the [Iraqi] elections, the shifting of candidates from one list to another, or, God forbid – and we must see this as a warning – the assassination of prominent people on these lists. This may be carried out by forces subordinate to the US…

Interviewer: During the 40 days [that remain]?

Zangeneh: Yes. Perhaps even after these 40 days. These people may be elected and [then killed] by Ba'ath members, or by forces subordinate to the US, or by forces subordinate to the Mossad there, or by Zarqawi's forces.

I must mention one point. According to research that was conducted and was published in the Arab press, the vast majority of suicide operations are carried out by Zarqawi's group, but the operations involving car bombs…

Interviewer: …are carried out by Ba'athists.

Zangeneh: Yes. Therefore, there is a difference in the nature of the operations. Gradually, things are beginning to become clear. The Mossad also uses the method of car bombs. It implements this same method in the occupied lands against the leaders and the forces…

Interviewer: They are experts in this method.

Zangeneh: Yes. They have brought this method to Iraq and, unfortunately, are testing it.

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