Iraqi officials claim they've secured a pledge from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to curb the flow of weapons and insurgent support across the Iraq-Iran border. Although Iran has not confirmed this pledge, Gen. David Petraeus said that attacks may have fallen slightly since the agreement last month. Petraeus said it's still "wait-and-see time," reports the Los Angeles Times.
Aides to Prime Minister Nouri Maliki say the agreement included a promise to increase the number of Iranian forces on the border. Petraeus said the US and Iraq might be willing to "reciprocate" if Iraq did in fact contribute to a reduction in militant violence. He cautioned that the drop in attacks is not "statistically significant," and could also be attributed to Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr putting a temporary hold on his militia's activities.