Ayatollah Baghdadi`s reply to Italian Foreign Minister


"Neither I nor any other person related to the legitimate Iraqi resistance, whether on its political or operational fronts, are, will or have ever been a danger or a threat to Italy`s national security, as the Italian government claims. It is rather the Italian government which constitutes a threat to Iraqi national security as it has participated with the multi-national forces, in breach of the UN resolutions, in invading Iraq (a member of the UN, the Islamic Congress Organization and the Arab League)."

Excerpt from an interview released to "la repubblica" which was never published.