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Iraq’s Sadr warns of ‘war’ if U.S. presence extended

Posted By admin On August 18, 2011 @ 2:54 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Aug 19, 2011

NAJAF, Iraq — A radical anti-US Shiite cleric warned of “war” if US forces stayed in Iraq beyond a year-end deadline for their withdrawal, in a brief statement viewed on Wednesday.

Moqtada al-Sadr did not give any further details in the written reply to a follower’s question, released by his office in the holy Shiite city of Najaf.

Asked whether or not he would negotiate directly or indirectly with US forces over a security training mission to last beyond the end of this year, the cleric replied simply: “No, there will be war.”

The statement was at least the fourth message in the past two weeks from Sadr calling for American forces to leave the country, following an August 3 announcement by Iraqi political leaders that they would open talks with Washington over a training mission.

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/08/17/iraqs-sadr-warns-of-war-if-u-s-presence-extended/

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[3] Sadr: Obama has subtle plans to control world: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sadr-obama-has-subtle-plans-to-control-world.html

[4] Iraq’s Maliki edges nearer power as rival warns of civil war: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iraqs-maliki-edges-nearer-power-as-rival-warns-of-civil-war.html

[5] Iraqi cleric warns of violence if U.S. troops don’t go: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iraqi-cleric-warns-of-violence-if-u-s-troops-don%e2%80%99t-go.html

[6] Paul: U.S. likely to keep presence in Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/paul-u-s-likely-to-keep-presence-in-iraq.html

[7] ‘US behind recent Iraq bomb attacks’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-behind-recent-iraq-bomb-attacks.html

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