Iraq to provide evidence of Maliki terror claims

BAGHDAD – Iraq will present evidence that "certain countries" support terrorism on its soil, according to the coordinator of an international counter-terrorism conference that kicked off Wednesday in Baghdad.

"Iraq will present evidence [of countries supporting terrorism] to conference participants, with lawsuits being a possibility," Qassem Atta, head of the Baghdad conference's preparatory committee, told a Wednesday press briefing.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused both Saudi Arabia and Qatar of supporting terrorism in Iraq – an allegation denied by both Gulf countries.

"Iraq will present a proposal to Interpol to activate arrest warrants against certain wanted figures," said Atta, who is also a top Iraqi intelligence official.

He said the secretary-general of Interpol had agreed to hear the proposal.

Wednesday's anti-terrorism conference was attended by several Arab and foreign countries.

Saudi Arabia and Qatar, however, did not send representatives to the event – despite having been formally invited.

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