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Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Iran's supreme leader blames U.S. for Iraq's insecurity
TEHRAN (CNN) --Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday said American policies in Iraq are the "main cause" of that country's violence and insecurity, and withdrawal of "foreign forces" is the first step to ending the country's discord, according to an Iranian news agency report.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the remarks while meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who is visiting Iran and holding discussions with its leaders. Talabani was welcomed Monday by his counterpart, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was at the Tuesday meeting.

"U.S. policies being implemented through mediators are the main cause of the current situation in Iraq," Khamenei is quoted as saying by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), a state-run operation.
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