Hizbullah urges Iraqi lawmakers to reject US security pact

Hizbullah on Thursday released a statement calling on Iraqi lawmakers to reject a security pact with the US that would keep American troops in the country for another three years. The terrorist group said the pact, which still needs to be approved by the Iraqi parliament, would provide unwarranted legitimacy to the US occupation. Iran has also criticized the pact but seems to have softened its stance somewhat since the Iraqi Cabinet approved the pact this week.