US concerned about Iran arming Iraq militants, Panetta says

By REUTERS
July 11, 2011 13:26

BAGHDAD - Leon Panetta, on his first visit to Iraq as US defense secretary, said on Monday the United States is concerned about Iran providing weapons to Iraq militants and will take unilateral action when needed to deal with the threat.

"We are very concerned about Iran and the weapons they are providing to extremists here in Iraq. And we're seeing the results of that," Panetta said.

"In June we lost a hell of a lot of Americans as a result of those attacks. And we cannot just simply stand back and allow this to continue to happen."


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