More saber-rattling from Iran. From Iran Focus, with thanks to Mackie:
Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23 — A fanatical group close to Iran’s hard-line rulers called Thursday on the Iraqi people to expel United States and British troops in Iraq following the attack on a holy Shiite Shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra.
Iran’s Hezbollah issued a statement, announcing, “Undoubtedly this bitter incident reaffirms the continuation of the bad situation in Iraq under occupation. Insecurity in this country is in the end the consequence of the occupation of this country by occupational governments, in particular the world’s two bully governments — America and Britain”.
The group called on the Iraqi government to “create the groundwork as soon as possible for the departure of U.S. and British occupiers”.