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Rice accuses Syria, Iran of instigating Muslims

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has accused Iran and Syria of instigating Muslim protests.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2006 02:45 IST
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US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has accused Iran and Syria of instigating Muslim protests triggered by drawings of the Prophet Muhammad.

"I have no doubt that Iran and Syria have gone out of their way to inflame sentiments and have used this for their own purposes," Rice said. "The world ought to call them on it."

She did not offer specifics during a brief State Department news conference with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. The United States accuses Iran and Syria of funding terrorism and has tried to unite world opinion against both West Asian nations.

First Published: Feb 09, 2006 00:03 IST

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