Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Released AAH Operative: 'CIA pressed me to testify against Chalabi'

A former official in the De-Ba’athification committee accused the CIA of pressing him to make a testimony regarding connections between Ahmed Chalabi and Iran’s revolutionary guard corps (IRGC).

The official, Faisal al-Lami, was released from detention a few days ago. He spent a year in prison over charges of assisting armed militias, apparently the League of the Righteous (Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, AAH)

Al-Lami, told radio Sawa that he resisted CIA attempts to make him testify against Ahmed Chalabi, the head of the Iraqi National Congress Party (INC), who is suspected of having connection with, and passing intelligence to the IRGC.

It is worth mentioning that al-Lami’s release was a result of recent negotiations between Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (league of the Righteous) and the Iraqi government, according to al-Lami himself.

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