February 20th, 2012
11:17 AM ET

Iraq Sunni VP denies terrorism allegations

Iraq's Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi denied terrorism charges against him Monday, calling them "politically motivated" in a televised speech broadcast from the semiautonomous Kurdish region in the north.

Iraq's top judicial committee on Thursday accused al-Hashimi's security detail of carrying out 150 attacks against security forces and civilians between 2005 and 2011.

Al-Hashimi said Monday that the nine-judge council is under the control of the Shiite-dominated central government and the allegations are "politically motivated."

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  1. Andreas Moser

    I don't think anybody had expected the VP to admit to being a terrorist.

    February 20, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Medium Tedium

    This is tribe against tribe. We are shocked by this?

    February 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. IsheaFOXsubscriber?

    A FOX affilaite? Come to think of it WHAT HAS AUSTRALIA ever done: achivements or inventions?
    EJECTED from the U.K. but not far enough- they invented Mel Gibson, Rupert Murdoch, Assange
    and OBESE drinking- land theft, grand theft, and sex with crock a diles on nude beaches.

    February 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |