British Think-Tank Says U.S. Is Scapegoating Iran for Failure in Iraq

28 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>British Think-Tank Says U.S. Is Scapegoating Iran for Failure in Iraq</h1><p>May 28, 2007 (LPAC)--As the ambassador-level talks between Iranian and American delegates began in Baghdad, the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), in a report, has pointed out that there was, and still is, no hard evidence to link Iran with Iraqi militancy. The report concluded that the Bush Administration's escalating efforts to highlight the "threat" from Iran in Iraq, could be part of a strategy to find a "scapegoat" for its own failure in Iraq, and is a replay of the American-British campaign against Saddam Hussein in the run-up to the Iraq invasion.</p><p>"If Tehran can be cast as a source of regional instability in the eyes of the international community, then the U.S. administration's hand will be strengthened as it seeks support for stronger measures to oppose Iranian nuclear ambitions," the report said.</p><p>BASIC is an independent analysis and advocacy organization on global security issues, with governing directors and offices on both sides of the Atlantic.</p></div></body>