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Iran denies intervening in Iraq

July 1, 2007 at 3:51 PM

TEHRAN, July 1 (UPI) -- Iran Sunday rejected U.S. contentions it supports terrorist groups in Iraq.

"These allegations are mere lies," said Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar.

Iran is committed to restoring calm in Iraq and will "spare no efforts" to cooperate with the Iraqi government, Najjar told Fars, Iran's official news agency. Najjar blamed the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for "devilish measures" in Iraq, Fars reported.

Najjar said Iraq would best by served by a "rapid withdrawal" of U.S. troops from the region.

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