US Finds New Iran-Made Weapons In Iraq

Discovery suggests Tehran reneging on pledge to stop helping militants
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 8:06 AM CDT
US Finds New Iran-Made Weapons In Iraq
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seen during a military parade to commemorate Army Day, in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Thursday, April 17, 2008.    (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

(Newser) – The US military has discovered several caches of newly made Iranian weapons inside Iraq, reports the Wall Street Journal. The collection of mortars, rockets, and explosives had time stamps indicating that they were manufactured within the last 60 days, leading Washington officials to conclude that Tehran is still funneling armaments to Shiite extremist groups within Iraq.

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The caches included a batch of charges that can penetrate the toughest American armor and that have been responsible for the death of hundreds of soldiers. Iran continues to deny that it provides military support to Iraqi insurgents, dismissing the allegations as American propaganda. (Read more Iran stories.)

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