Clinton accuses Iran of role in Syrian crackdown

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is accusing Iran of supporting its ally Syria in a brutal military crackdown on political opponents.

Washington: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is accusing Iran of supporting its ally Syria in a brutal military crackdown on political opponents.

Clinton said Tuesday in a statement issued in Washington that Iran`s complicity in abuses is coinciding with the two-year anniversary of its crackdown on citizens who protested after the contested election that handed another term to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The statement didn`t go into details on the type of assistance Iran was providing Syrian President Bashar Assad`s regime. Activists say more than 1,400 Syrians have died and some 10,000 detained since a popular uprising began in mid-March.
Clinton said Iranians and Syrians yearn to be free.

Bureau Report

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