That is sometimes the way we feel about these politicians. They don’t say anything truthful or meaningful; they just want to read their own names in a headline.
Having said all that, why do we believe it is more likely that the Iraqi official is being truthful than we do the Americans, who claim that Iran has a bad, criminal government that is sending weapons to Iraq?
Iranians stop giving weapons to Iraq – Iraq official
25 Feb 2007 17:07:40 GMT
BAGHDAD, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Iranians have stopped training and providing weapons to Iraqi militants in Iraq in the last few weeks to allow a U.S.-backed security plan in Baghdad to succeed, a senior Iraqi official said on Sunday.
National Security Adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie told CNN there was some evidence that Iranians had been supporting some Shi’ite militia groups fighting U.S. troops in Iraq.
“There is no doubt in my mind that recently in the last few weeks they have changed their position and stopped a lot of their tactics and interference in Iraq’s internal affairs,” Rubaie said in an interview.
It was unclear if he was talking of the Iranian government. Washington accuses Shi’ite Iran of fuelling violence in Iraq.
The United States has drafted thousands of extra troops into Iraq in an attempt to crack down on insurgency and curb sectarian conflict.
U.S. officials said this month that the Quds Force, a unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, was supplying weapons to Shi’ite militia groups in Iraq.
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