Ahmadinejad's statements concerning his plans to fill the void when the Americans leave Iraq have angered Iraqi Sunni Leaders. In the post Gateway Pundit: Iraqi Sunnis Lash Out at Ahmadinejad!
Access News and ROP reported:
(AXcess News) Washington - Iraqi Sunni Clerics snubbed Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's offer for Iranian troops to move into Iraq and protect the Middle Eastern nation from terrorist forces should the U.S. pull its troops out.I thought the Iraqis might have something to say about the Iranian President's statements. Someone needs to tell President Ahmadinejad, to watch what he has to say, about Iraq and its number one ally, the United States or he may see both the U.S. and Iraq armored units rolling through Tehran's streets. Sphere: Related Content
The Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars (AMS) condemned statements by Ahmadinejad in which he said Iran was ready to fill the security vacuum in Iraq in case U.S. forces withdraw.
A spokesperson for the Sunni clerics said, "Iranian President Ahmadinejad's statements have caused concern to all groups of the Iraqi people."
The AMS spokesman said,"Iran's interference in Iraq since the (U.S.) invasion was negative and not in line with good neighborliness." He noted that Iraqis would not see Iran as a friendly nation, but would view their forces with suspicion.
"Statements of the Iranian officials during the past period were not encouraging to establish good neighborly relations because they involved maximizing the supremacy of a nation at the expense of another," the AMS spokesman noted.
In a press conference in Tehran Tuesday, Iranian President Ahmadinejad said...
"We are ready to help restore security of the region through collective cooperation with our regional friends and Saudi Arabia," he pointed out.