Rumsfeld: Weapons Clearly from Iran
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday that weapons recently confiscated in Iraq were “clearly, unambiguously from Iran” and admonished Tehran for allowing the explosives to cross the border.
Iran’s defense minister denied the claims in a report carried by the state-run news agency IRNA.
The shipment of sophisticated bombs was confiscated in the past two weeks by U.S. and Iraqi troops in southern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday.
The U.S. officials said the weapons were more lethal and more sophisticated than the bombs typically used by Iraqi insurgents.
After examining the truckload of weapons, intelligence analysts said the explosive parts are similar to those used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.