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November 25, 2007

Iran: No Smoking Gun but Strong Evidence

Filed under: Uncategorized — barabie @ 6:32 am

Iran provides money and weapons to Shiite militias in Iraq that then target American troops. The evidence the U.S. cites is the spread of powerful roadside bombs called explosively formed projectiles, or EFPs, that kill troops even in heavily armored vehicles.U.S. military officers say they know the EFPs come from Iran because they bear Iranian markings, and because captured militants have told them so. The workmanship is so precise they could only come from a modern factory with machine tools, available in Iran but not Iraq.

The U.S. has never specified who in Iran’s government it believes responsible. But military briefers point out that the Quds Force branch of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, which report to Khamenei, has a history of supporting Shiite militants outside Iran. Read more…

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