Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Oman accuses US of handing Iraq to Al-Qaeda

DUBAI - The Omani foreign minister accused the United States in comments published Tuesday of delivering Iraq to the Islamic militants of Al-Qaeda and called for a change of strategy.

"US policy in Iraq has handed the country to the Al-Qaeda network," Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdullah told the London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat.

"The root of the US predicament in Iraq ... is Al-Qaeda which has established itself there and now controls whole regions," he said.

"We hope that they will rethink their policy," the pro-Western Gulf state's top diplomat added.

1 comment:

suonnoch said...

It would have been nice if you had given a link. I can't find any reference to this statement at all in Al-Hayat