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Iraq refutes US, British allegations

Iraq refutes US, British allegations

Baghdad, Agencies

Iraq has denounced as false accusation a Western study that Baghdad could build an atomic bomb, saying it was a pretext used by Washington and London for aggression against Iraq.

“These are false pretexts, false accusations for the intention of aggression against our country," Iraq's Foreign Minister Naji Sabri told a group of reporters.

“They manipulate the power of media they have to circulate false information to mislead the people of Britain and America and the international public opinion so as to market their own war agenda," Sabri said.

“We challenge them to present a single (piece of) evidence to these accusations," he added.

Information ministry organized a tour for foreign reporters in Baghdad Monday to a former nuclear facility, which was now being used for agricultural and medical research. “There is no physical existence of anything that is now being promoted by warmongers in Washington and the single warmonger in London who is Mr. Tony Blair," Sabri told CNN in an interview late Monday.

“It is not only that Iraq has not the material to produce a nuclear bomb but Iraq has no intention in the first place," he added.

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