A diplomat in the Iraqi foreign ministry said that terrorist activities in Iraq have declined by 75 percent following a threat by the Iraqi government to call for the establishment of international tribunal to investigate the bombings of key ministries in Baghdad last August.
According to the diplomat, the sharp decline in terrorist activities confirms the involvement of the Syrian regime, which was terrified by the threat of an international tribunal.
During the meeting in Ankara late last month, between the foreign ministers of Iraq and Syria under the auspices of Turkey, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Mu’alem is said to have promised that his government would seek to stop the passage of terrorists through its border to Iraq.
He also hinted that the Ba’thist leaders that Iraq has asked for their extradition may no longer be living in Syria.
[Rumors circulating in Iraq indicate that a number of Ba'thist leaders on Iraq's "wanted list" may have found shelter in Qatar and perhaps other Gulf countries.]
Source: Al-Siyassah, Kuwait, October 11, 2009
Source: World Threats