Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Condoleezza Rice : Iran and Syria 'incited violence'

Two nights ago after the attack on the Danish Embassy in Iran, I wrote that I had no doubt that cornered rogue regimes like Iran and Syria were using the Danish cartoon issue to take out all their hatred and anger on the Western countries. The US Secretary of State is now saying exactly the same thing. BBC reports:

The US secretary of state has accused Iran and Syria of fuelling anti-Western sentiment, in a row over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.

Condoleezza Rice said both countries had used the opportunity to incite violence and exploit Muslim anger.

Also here: At the State Department, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, "Iran and Syria have gone out of their way to inflame sentiments and to use this to their own purposes. And the world ought to call them on it."