Thursday, November 22, 2007

US general says Iran helping stop Iraq bloodshed

Yahoo News, Wed Nov. 21, 9:51 AM ET BAGHDAD

(AFP) - A US general on Wednesday acknowledged Iran’s role in helping quell the bloodshed in Iraq, saying Tehran had contributed to stopping the flow of arms across the border into the country.

Lieutenant General James Dubik, who is in charge of training Iraqi security forces, said Tehran was keeping to its pledge of stopping the smuggling of weapons to Iraqi extremists. “We are all thankfull for the commitment Iran has made to reduce the flow in weapons, explosives and training (of extremists) in Iraq,” Dubik told reporters in Baghdad’s Green Zone.

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