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  • EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Weapons Arm Iraqi Militia

    11/30/2006 8:19:10 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 207 replies · 6,019+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 30 2006 | JONATHAN KARL AND MARTIN CLANCY
    U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006. This suggests, say the sources, that the material is going directly from Iranian factories to Shia militias, rather than taking a roundabout path through the black market. "There is no way this could be done without (Iranian) government approval," says a senior official. Iranian-made munitions found in Iraq include advanced IEDs designed to pierce armor and anti-tank weapons....