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Bush Official: Iran Behind Killing of Americans in Iraq

3:39 PM, Jun 22, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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David Satterfield, senior advisor to Secretary Rice on Iraq, made news in an interview with the Al-Hayat daily. According to Satterfield, Syria remains a "main passageway for suicide bombers in Iraq" and Iran and its proxy Hizbullah have been behind some roadside bombing attacks in Iraq.

Iran is involved in a certain behavior in Iraq, that to a certain extent involves Hizbullah which is actively taking part in acts of violence that are causing the deaths of Iraqi, American, British [soldiers] as well as other members of the coalition forces….

Iran's participation in violence have also taken different faces and perhaps the most damaging is the spread of advanced explosive devices and this must stop. I will not go into further detail.

No doubt Damascus and Tehran have also been keeping an eye on the troop withdrawal debate going on in the U.S. Senate.