Iran Builds Up Military Forces Along 350-Mile Stretch With Iraq

DEBKAfile Intelligence Headline

16 June 2004

Iran builds up forces on its border with Iraq. DEBKAfile adds: Troops ranged along 350-km stretch from Dezful opposite Iraq’s Basra and Shalamcheh opposite al Amarah.

In Tehran, FM Kharrazi warned that Iran’s parliament would not ratify any time soon Additional Protocol for Non-Proliferation Treaty allowing snap UN nuclear inspections.