WASHINGTON March 28 —
The State Department said on Friday it had information that Iraqi
intelligence officers planned terrorist attacks against U.S.
interests in two foreign countries.
In both cases, the operatives were arrested, terrorist material
was confiscated and attacks were not carried out, spokesman Richard
The United States has asked a number of countries to expel
suspected Iraqi intelligence officers based on "the significant
threat posed by their presence," Boucher said.
He declined to identify the two countries in the alleged terror
"Officers in the Iraqi intelligence service remain a threat
because of their history of support for terrorism," the spokesman
said. "The United States will continue to monitor this situation and
work with our partners and allies to ensure the safety of American
citizens and facilities overseas."
|Two Chinook helicopters pass
over a U.S. Marines of the 3rd Batallion 4th Marines Regiment
while flying to the north near the city of Ad Diwaniyah in
central Iraq, Friday, March 28, 2003. (AP Photo/Laurent
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