Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Australia Regards Iran as a Big Problem

Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer today presented a broad indictment against the Iranian government.

“It is a regime that causes us a good deal of concern,” Downer, who was in New York to attend the UN climate change summit, told ABC radio.

Downer accused the Islamic Republic of providing military equipment to Iraqi militias. He voiced concern over Iran’s role in Afghanistan. He also assailed Iran for defying the UN Security Council over its nuclear program.

“Iran is a very significant problem in terms of peace in the Middle East that is between the Israelis and the Palestinians through its support for Hamas. It supports Hezbollah which is also an extremist organization,” Downer added.

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