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Asked if Downing Street supported the American analysis regarding Iran and its attempts to destabilise Iraq, and was this the reason the Prime Minister had repeatedly warned that there was evidence of Iranian weapons in Iraq, the PMOS replied that going back to the Prime Minister’s press conference held after the EU informal summit at Hampton Court in October 2005, the Prime Minister had spoken for the first time about our concerns about particular types of IED technology and weaponry that was coming in from Iran. Those concerns had not gone away at all. We certainly believed that if the Iranian Government wanted to address those concerns then it could, but we did not see any signs of that it did.

Pointed to the last reply and asked what we were going to do about Iran’s failure to address our concerns, the PMOS replied that we continued to make our case. The Prime Minister had been at the cutting edge of identifying this problem, and would continue to say what was factually the case, that we kept finding weaponry that we did not believe to be sourced from anywhere else.

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  1. The story of Iraq is not about American casualties or spin on Iraq – it is this:


    Comment by Brian — 15 Feb 2007 on 10:28 pm | Link
  2. Funny. It seems to me there are some rather large porky pies being told by this government and the American government.


    Once again. Now where have we heard that before? Anyone remember Iraqi WMD? David Kelly? Countless other lies this criminal cabal masquerading as a government have told?

    "The Prime Minister had been at the cutting edge of identifying this problem"

    Bollocks. The "prime minister" has only consistently been at the cutting edge of one thing, and that’s being a lying bastard.

    Comment by SmokeNMirrors — 18 Feb 2007 on 5:33 pm | Link

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