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Iraqis To Tell Iran They Are Arming Terrorists

From those proponents of negotiation at the Associated Press:

An Iraqi Shiite cleric from the al-Sadr movement walks through the rubble of house in Baghdad’s Sadr City. A group of Iraqi Shiite MPs is in Iran for talks with radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in a bid to end clashes between his fighters and troops that have killed hundreds of people, a Sadr aide has said.

Official: Iraqi delegation goes to Iran to discuss militias

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD – An Iraqi delegation traveled to Iran with evidence that proves the Islamic republic is arming and training of Shiite militias in Iraq, an official said Thursday.

Five Shiite politicians left Wednesday carrying documents and other material they claim indicates that Iran is supplying weapons and training fighters who are locked in a violent standoff with U.S. and Iraqi troops, the government official said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release the information, said the delegation would present the Iranian government with material that implicated Iran’s elite Quds Force, part of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The delegation was expected to meet with Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to discuss the issue and stress that ongoing clashes between Shiite extremists and U.S.-Iraqi forces were threatening political gains by Shiites

U.S. military officials have said that the evidence includes caches of weapons that have date stamps showing they were produced in Iran this year.

The weapons include mortars, rockets, small arms and armor-piercing roadside bombs known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, that troops have discovered in recent months, according to another senior U.S. military official.

The Iraqi leaders are hoping to pressure Iran to stop aiding militias by presenting Tehran with the latest evidence, a senior U.S. defense official said Wednesday…

Don’t you think the Iranians already know that they are arming the terrorists in Iraq?

Do the Iraqis really believe they can shame them? Or are they so foolish as to think that just because they are all Shiites they should not be killing each other?

Maybe the Iraqis are just following the advice of that famously wise man of keen judgment, Barack Obama, and talking with everyone — except Hamas.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 1st, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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