"The chances of success [in Iraq] are essentially zero because the Iraqi people have no voice"
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"It shows that the problem is not just a security one, but a political one."
Osman said he hoped there would be a full investigation into the explosion.
Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, condemned the attack which she said was the work of "terrorists" opposed to recent US attempts to bring order to Iraq's capital.
George Bush, the US president, also condemned the attack.
"It reminds us, though, that there is an enemy willing to bomb innocent people and a symbol of democracy," he said.
Security officials at the parliament had used sniffer dogs earlier on Thursday as people entered the building - a measure rarely employed.
|Baghdad's heavily-defended Green Zone is the |
heart of US operations of in the country [AFP]
Attacks in the Green Zone are relatively rare although fighters regularly fire projectiles such as rockets and mortar rounds into the compound from outside its heavily guarded walls.
Access is closely restricted to visitors carrying picture identity cards while everyone entering is required to pass through multiple checkpoints and metal detectors.