Monday, February 12, 2007

"Iranian Support for Lethal Activity in Iraq" : DOCUMENT

Iran in Iraq: The PowerPoint Presentation

We've just added yesterday's briefing on Iranian EFPs in Iraq to our Document Collection. This is a 16-page brief presented to reporters, and not the transcript of the press conference itself, since the anonymous military briefers in Baghdad did not allow voice or video recordings into the room.

Two things to pay attention to: first, notice that the briefing just refers to Iranian support of generic "extremists," without specifying Sunni or Shiite, or who is allied to whom. Second, notice that there also isn't specificity about where in Iraq these EFP attacks on U.S. forces have occurred -- which might provide a sectarian hint as to who in Iraq is behind them.

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