Iran's supreme leader: US military presence is Iraq's main problem

June 9, 2008 13:37

Iranian state television says the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has told Iraq's prime minister that the US military in Iraq is Baghdad's main problem. State TV quoted Khamenei as saying Monday that "occupiers" who interfere with Iraq's affairs through their "military and security might" is the number one issue facing Iraq. During his visit to Iran, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has tried to push Iran's leaders to back off their fierce opposition to a proposed security pact with the US He has promised that Iraq will not be a launching pad for any attack on neighboring Iran.

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