The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, denounced Arab countries working for political reconciliation in Iraq as U.S. agents, according to a Web audio tape posted on Sunday.
“The countries that met in Cairo … were involved in destroying Iraq and cooperated with America by opening their land, air space and waters and offering intelligence to it,” said the speaker on the tape, who sounded like Zarqawi.
He was referring to an Arab League conference in November that tried to reconcile Iraqi political factions.
The speaker denounced the Iraqi Islamic Party, viewed as the largest Sunni Arab party, for endorsing a new constitution, a move which boosted the Shi’ite- and Kurdish-led government.
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