Iranian foreign minister Manoucheher Mottaki calls on Britain to pull its troops out of Basra because those troops are "destabilizing the city".
This is totally unacceptable and it is a deliberate interference with the internal affairs of Iraq.
Whether or not Iraq is sovereign, independent, weak or whatever, Basra is an Iraqi city and under no circumstances should Iran feel it has the right to interfere with Iraq's affairs.
Who is this man to ask Britain to pull out its troops when the elected Iraqi government asked all coalition countries to keep their troops in Iraq?!
Do I need to remind Mottaki that these troops are here by a request from Iraqis and that their presence is in accordance with UN's security council resolutions?
Maybe a few British soldiers did some bad things and beaten up some Iraqis but bruises don't kill, it's Iran's revolutionary guards and secret services thugs who are assassinating Iraqis and destabilizing my country, so SHUT UP MULLAHS.
By the way, I wonder how would Mottaki respond to this report?