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Chalabi: CIA has woven lies against me

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Ilam, May 25, IRNA -- Leader of Iraqi National Congress Party Ahmed 
Chalabi was quoted by Radio free Iraq (RFI) on Monday, as saying "The 
US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief George Tenet has woven lies
against me, and I`m ready to prove he has lied in front of the US 
Congress." 
The RFI, monitored here in Iran`s Ilam Province, quoting Chalabi, 
added, "I will defend myself and clarify about the CIA chief`s mistake
in America, not in Iraq, where the Americans have created the Abu 
Ghraib catastrophe." 
The embattled Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) member, who was 
speaking among a number of prominent Iraqi personalities from various 
parts of that country said, "They accuse us because we firmly insist 
they should truly end occupation of Iraq and trust Iraq`s affairs to 
the Iraqis." 
Chalabi said, "The United States is not legally allowed to use an 
Iraqi presidential palace, that is the property of the Iraqi nation, 
as its embassy site in our country." 
He emphasized, "We will not be pleased with anything short of full
political sovereignty. The Iraqi ministries need no American advisers.
The Iraqis will keep on their political campaign until full 
independence of their country will be secured." 
The Iraqi party leader and ICG member ruled out the accusation of 
delivering secret information to Iran, arguing, "We might have given 
secret information to the Americans, but have never received any 
secret information from them to let it leak elsewhere. 
Chalabi condemned the deal between the Americans and some top 
Ba`th Party agents, arguing, "Ba`th Party agents` return to power is 
impossible in Iraq since we will not permit them to do so." 
The United States has accused Chalabi of transferring Iraq`s 
confidential information to Iran, as well as offering invalid 
information about the presence of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) 
to Washington prior to the US-led attack against Iraq. 
The United States` incompetence in Iraq in many ways, particularly
in spotting even a small quantity of WMDs has led Washington to 
acquire the tendency to project its problems, and even to accuse its 
losest friends. 



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