Iraq unable to search all Syria-bound Iranian planes: Maliki

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    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Saturday that Iraq is not capable of searching all Iranian cargo planes using its airspace to deliver arms shipments to Syria.

    "Iraq has no ability to search all Iranian aircraft heading for Syria," Maliki told reporters at a news conference here.

    Maliki said Iraq is committed to "the application of the Iraqi constitution which prohibit passing arms across the Iraqi territories," as well as "the sanctions imposed on Syria."

    "But other countries don't," he said, "I call on them not to support the opposition in Syria by qualitative weapons, some of which began to flow to Iraq."

    The Iraqi authorities previously forced several Iranian cargo planes from Tehran to Damascus to land in Baghdad airport for security search, and later allowed them to continue their journey after finding nothing banned.

    U.S. officials and media have reported suspicions that Iranian aircraft are carrying weapons to Syria via Iraqi airspace, but Baghdad repeatedly refused the allegations, saying that the Iranian flights are carrying humanitarian aid.

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    Iraq is a joke, simple as that!
     
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    Is collapse of the Syrian regime imminent?...
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    'You can hear the artillery outside the president's office"
    January 24th, 2013 - The U.S. ambassador to Syria said the Syrian regime slowly starting to crumble.
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    18 January 2013 - In every war, the battle to control the narrative can be as fierce as the conflict on the ground.
     
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    Deserting Syrian soldiers killed in Iraq...
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    48 Syrian soldiers killed in Iraq ambush
    March 4, 2013 - Dozens of Syrian soldiers who had crossed into Iraq for refuge were ambushed Monday with bombs, gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades in an attack that killed 48 of them and heightened concerns that the country could be drawn into Syria's civil war.
     

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