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Anand    0

Source- The Indian Express

A top Iranian cleric on Friday accused Pakistan of becoming a "terrorist sanctuary," following an upsurge of violence on the two nations' border area that Tehran blames on plots by arch foe the United States and on Pakistan's inability to control its border.

"Though Pakistan is our neighbour, it is losing its neighbourly manners. Pakistan has become a sanctuary of terrorists who kill people in Zahedan," hardline cleric Hojatoleslam Ahmad Khatami told worshippers in Tehran on Friday.

Zahedan is the capital of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, which is home to a population of minority Baluch Sunni Muslims. It borders Pakistan to the south and Afghanistan to the north.

Thirteen Revolutionary Guards were killed last month when militants set off a car bomb in Zahedan, and security forces also clashed with militants in the city when a percussion bomb exploded.

And on Tuesday, four policemen were killed, one abducted and another wounded in Sistan-Baluchestan by rebels who then allegedly fled towards Pakistan.

"Pakistan should be careful not to fall into the US trap, since it will be the loser, undoubtedly," Khatami added in a sermon broadcast live on state radio.

"Iran is a strong country. Certainly being Iran's friend is much better than being the US and Israel's friend. There is no benefit in being the US and Israel's friend," he said.

Iran summoned Pakistan's ambassador after the unrest last month and both sides agreed to reinforce border security.

Oh dear..

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El Bourricot    0

I thought it would be a totally different kind of terrorist :p

Nice to hear from non-muslim terrorists for once (or at least terrorists who don't do it in the name of Islam). It's been what, 10 years since the last IRA event?

Btw, let's see if you guys who call the Iraqis "freedom fighters" will extend that courtesy to anti-Iranian US-backed militia :p

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snyper    0
It's been what, 10 years since the last IRA

Yea, too much money to be made from drugs now.

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Anand    0

I don't get why the cleric said Pakistan is Israel's friend.

That was a first for me. :p

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El Bourricot    0
I don't get why the cleric said Pakistan is Israel's friend.

That was a first for me. :p

They have grades in extremism! Awesome!

:D

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digipoi    0

Not diverting the topic but, do you think they actually meant this:

Senior Taliban leader arrested in Pakistan

Pakistan has made its first arrest of a senior Taliban commander, it emerged today, apparently bowing to intense western pressure to get tough on militant leaders sheltering inside its borders.

Mullah Obaidullah Akhund, a former Taliban defence minister, was captured in the western city of Quetta. He is the most senior Taliban official to be apprehended since US-led forces ousted the Islamist movement from power in late 2001.

Western diplomats hope the arrest marks a turning point in policy by Pakistan, which until now has bristled at demands to crack down on Taliban safe havens.

If there were these types of camps in the US, they would be eradicated immediately. What the hell is Pakistans excuse? Maybe Venom or rana can answer this.

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Starcom826    25
What the hell is Pakistans excuse?

I think you know the answer already.

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