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Iran FM spokesman: News about killing Mullah Omar, contradictory

Iran Materials 24 May 2011 14:18
The news about the killing of Afghan Taliban's leader Mullah Mohammad Omar in Pakistan is 'contradictory,' the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday during his weekly news conference.
Iran FM spokesman: News about killing Mullah Omar, contradictory

The news about the killing of Afghan Taliban's leader Mullah Mohammad Omar in Pakistan is 'contradictory,' the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday during his weekly news conference., IRNA reported.

Talking to foreign and domestic reporters, Mehmanparast said that there was no definite information on the news yet.

The measures taken against members of the al Qaeda and Taliban pursue certain objectives set by the west and the US in particular, said Mehmanparast.

Releasing such news is in accordance with the new policies taken by the US administration, the spokesman said adding the Unites States is exploiting the regional situation to its own benefit.

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan, a private television channel reported Monday.

However, it did not provide details on how he was killed and by whom.

Meanwhile, a security official confirmed the killing, saying, " it is correct that Mullah Omar has been killed."

The official emphasized that Mullah Omar was killed inside Pakistan.

Mullah Omar has survived massive U.S. military manhunt since the collapse of Taliban regime by U.S-led invasion in late 2001 for sheltering al-Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden.

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