Sunday, June 03, 2007

Blair: Iran arming Taliban against West

Tony Blair yesterday accused Iran of arming Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in order to stir "chaos" and inflict more casualties on Western troops...

Iran's Shia regime was once an arch enemy of the avowedly Sunni Taliban.

But common antipathy towards America, Britain and the West appears to have thrust them together. Mr Blair believes that Iran and the Taliban share an interest in killing Western troops inside Afghanistan and are co-operating accordingly.

"In Afghanistan, it is clear that the Taliban is receiving support, including arms from, again, elements of the Iranian regime," he wrote.

"They believe if they inflict enough chaos, enough casualties of Western soldiers, we will lose the will. It will become another 'mess'.

Read the rest at the Telegraph

Related Link:
UK 'Senior Army Source': Iran supplying Taliban with weapons including surface-to-air missiles