18 December 2009

NEWS: Iran invades Iraq... sort of...

It's not OK when you do it, even if accidentally.

Three U.S. citizens detained in Iran and charged with espionage will stand trial, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Monday, in a case that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called 'totally unfounded.'

The three were held after they strayed into Iran from northern Iraq at the end of July, further complicating relations between Tehran and Washington that were already deadlocked over Iran's nuclear program.

'They have entered Iran with suspicious aims. The judiciary will try them,' Mottaki told a news conference, adding that 'relevant sentences' would be issued. He did not elaborate.

But it's totally OK when we do it, especially if it's intentional.

Iranian soldiers crossed the border and raised an Iranian flag over the Fakkah oil field, a US military spokesman told the AFP news agency.
Iraq's Deputy Interior Minister confirmed the Iranians stayed in Iraq and were in control of the well.

We're pretty sure the disputed oil well is right in this area. Working on some confirmation.

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By: Brant

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