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April 2, 2002
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Iran, Iraq and Syria inspire and finance a culture of political murder and suicide bombing, the U.S. secretary of defense said. Donald Rumsfeld also said Iraq is encouraging people to be suicide bombers, and that there was “no question” that Iran was involved in the Karine A arms shipment to the Palestinian Authority in January and that Iran works with Syria to send terrorists into Lebanon. A whole generation of young people is being “encouraged to go out and kill themselves, and as they kill other innocent people — it seems to me it’s important for every country in the world, and people in the world who don’t think that’s a good idea, to stand up and say so,” Rumsfeld said at a Pentagon briefing Monday.

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