'Iran smuggling advanced weapons, including missiles, into Iraq'

September 24, 2007 04:14

The US military has accused Iran of smuggling surface-to-air missiles and other advanced weapons into Iraq for use against American troops. The new allegations came Sunday as Iraqi leaders condemned the latest US detention of an Iranian in northern Iraq, saying the man was in their country on official business. US 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. Other advanced Iranian weaponry found in Iraq includes the RPG-29 rocket-propelled grenade, 240 mm rockets and armor-piercing roadside bombs known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, Fox said.

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