Iran Still Sliding Iraq Arms: US

Pentagon report says weapons, training still flowing across border
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2007 6:41 PM CST
A rocket attack sparked fires along a Baghdad street in this Oct. 30, 2003 file photo. The Pentagon will release a report tomorrow that says Iran is still undermining Iraqi security by allowing the flow...   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – Stability in Iraq may be increasing, but the flow of arms and insurgents across its border with Iran has slowed little, reports the Wall Street Journal. A Pentagon report, to be presented to Congress tomorrow, will frame Iraq's overall security in a positive light, but again call into question how much credit Iran deserves—even as the White House weighs a diplomatic approach.

Though specific attacks linked to Iranian weapons have fallen off, the Pentagon maintains that Iran continues to send rockets, mortars, missiles, and training personnel. The report isn't "arguing that Iran's behavior is getting worse, but it's also not arguing that Iran's behavior is getting better," said a US officer.