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>From http://www.rferl.org/newsline/6-swa.asp IRAN WILL NOT ALLOW BADR CORPS TO FIGHT ALONGSIDE U.S. TROOPS The London-based daily "Al-Hayat" reported on 26 November that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have told the Tehran-based Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) that its military wing, the Badr Corps, should not cooperate with the United States in the event of an attack on Iraq. "The border with Iraq will remain secure and calm even if the ruling regime in Baghdad collapses as a result of the anticipated U.S. campaign," the daily quoted Iranian Defense Minister Admiral Ali Shamkhani as saying recently. SCIRI leader Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim has vacillated in his support for a possible U.S.-led attack on Iraq in the past. He did not attend U.S.-sponsored talks in Washington in August, but he sent a delegation comprising his younger brother, Abdulaziz al-Hakim, political adviser Ibrahim Hamoudi, and SCIRI's London representative, Hamid al-Bayyati. (see "RFE/RL Iraq Report" 9 August 2002). KR _________________________________________________________ A perfect card for every occasion from Maktoob Cards at your fingertips! http://www.maktoob.com/ _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk