Thursday, January 27, 2005

Iraqi cleric accuses Iran of spying on Shiite leader

Iran Focus:
An independent Shiite cleric accused Iran of spying on Iraq's most influential religious figure.

In an interview with Al-Arabia television, senior cleric Ayad Jamaloddin said, "Iranian intelligence agents have bought a number of houses in the road of the residence of [Ayatollah Ali] Sistani, and listen to his private conversations. There is no doubt that Iran is meddling in the affairs of Iraq".

"The Iraqi people, especially Shiites, will not allow Iranian or non-Iranian meddling in the affairs of Iraq", he added. more