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US says Iran smuggling missiles to Iraq

The US military accused Iran of smuggling surface-to-air missiles and other advanced weapons into Iraq for use against American troops. The new allegations came as Iraqi leaders condemned the latest US detention of an Iranian in northern Iraq, saying the man was in their country on official business.

 

Military spokesman Rear Adm. Mark Fox said US troops were continuing to find Iranian-supplied weaponry including the Misagh 1, a portable surface-to-air missile that uses an infrared guidance system. (AP)