albawaba.com middle east news information::At least four die in Iraq blasts as al Qaeda warns Iran: “Two roadside bombs went off minutes apart near Baghdad’s main bus terminal on Monday, killing four people and injuring 21, police said. According to Reuters, they said one policeman was among those killed by the bombs in the Nahda area of central Baghdad.
Meanwhile, the leader of an al-Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shiites in Iraq within two months, according to a new audiotape. Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who leads the Islamic State in Iraq, said his Sunni fighters have been preparing for four years to wage a battle against Shiite-dominated Iran.
‘We are giving the Persians, and especially the rulers of Iran, a two month period to end all kinds of support for the Iraqi Shiite government and to stop direct and indirect intervention … otherwise a severe war is waiting for you,’ he said in the 50-minute audiotape.
In the recording, al-Baghdadi also gave Sunnis and Arab countries doing business in Iran or with Iranians a two-month deadline to cease their ties. ‘We advise and warn every Sunni businessman inside Iran or in Arab countries especially in the Gulf not to take partnership with any Shiite Iranian businessman — this is part of the two-month period,’ he said.