Documents reveal al-Qaeda wants war between U.S. and Iran, Iraq insurgency weakening
Friday, June 16, 2006
Documents found at the hideout of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi revealed al-Qaeda's desire to force a war between the U.S. and Iran. The document was translated by Iraqi National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie, but the authenticity of the information could not be confirmed to be from al-Qaeda.
The documents reveal that al-Zarqawi was planning to destroy the relationship between the Shi'ite Iraqis and the United States. The document also said the U.S. military was hurting the insurgency by seizure of weapons, disrupting their financial outlets, massive arrests, and training Iraqi security forces.
The translated document said, "Generally speaking and despite the gloomy present situation, we find that the best solution in order to get out of this crisis is to involve the U.S. forces in waging a war against another country or any hostile groups."
Mowaffaq al-Rubaie said, "These documents have given us the edge over al-Qaeda and (they) also gave us the whereabouts of their network, of their leaders, of their weapons and the way they lead the organization and the whereabouts of their meetings."
- Sameer N. Yacoub. "Documents: Al-Qaida Sought U.S.-Iran War" — , June 15, 2006
- "Text of a document found in Zarqawi's safe house" — , June 15, 2006
- Omar Al-Ibadi. "Seized Documents Deal Blow to al-Qaida: Iraq Official" — , June 15, 2006