The chum line on Iran gets thicker. AP:
U.S.: Smugglers nabbed in Iraq may have links to IranAnd if it's determined that there was no link to Iran, we can expect the military to set the record straight immediately and the headline to read, "Smugglers nabbed in Iraq did not have links to Iran." Right?
U.S. troops on Sunday detained two suspected weapons smugglers who may be linked to Iran's elite Quds force, the military said, as Washington presses allegations that Tehran is supporting violence in Iraq despite plans for new bilateral talks on the issue.
The suspects and a number of weapons were seized during a raid on a rural farm compound in eastern Iraq, near the Iranian border, according to a military statement.
"The suspects may be associated with a network of terrorists that have been smuggling explosively formed projectiles (EFPs), other weapons, personnel and money from Iran into Iraq," the military said. EFPs are powerful, armor-piercing roadside bombs that have killed hundreds of U.S. soldiers in recent months.