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LTTE denies threatening TN leaders

world Updated: Apr 23, 2007 15:08 IST
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The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on Monday denied that they posed a threat to the lives of prominent Tamil Nadu politicians.

In a statement issued following reports that there had been such threats, the LTTE's military spokesman, Rasaiah Ilanthirayan alias Marshall, said that the Tamil Tigers "maintain the firm policy of keeping away from the local politics of Tamil Nadu, India or any other state in the world".

He alleged that the reports of threats were inspired by the "dishonest" and "oppressive" Sri Lankan government to stem the "growing sympathy in Tamil Nadu for the suffering Eelam (Sri Lankan) Tamils".

"We strongly condemn this immoral act," Marshall said.