Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Iranian Diplomat 'Abducted' in Iraq

Myway news reports that an Iranian envoy has been "seized" in Baghdad:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms seized an Iranian diplomat as he drove through central Baghdad, officials said Tuesday. Tehran blamed the United States for the abduction, which threatened to raise already sharp tensions between the two rivals.

One Iraqi government official also said the Iranian diplomat was detained Sunday by a special Iraqi army unit that reports directly to the U.S. military. But a military spokesman denied any U.S. troops or Iraqis that report to them were involved.
More likely, this was just a convenient way for the Iranian to avoid suspicion while meeting with jihadi terrorist co-conspirators.